Kwara NSCDC Forestall Transport Unions Crises Over Motors Park In Ilorin

The Kwara State Command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, on Wednesday held a meeting with three separate transport unions in the operating at Alagbado area of Ilorin metropolis in order to forestall a possible bloody showdown among the three unions.

According to the NSCDC spokesman of the command in the state, Babawale Zaid Afolabi said in a press release that the Corps acted on Intelligence information available to the corps that the trio of Tricycle Owners Association of Nigeria (TOAN), Road Transport Employers Association of Nigeria ( RTEAN) and National Union of Road Transport Workers ( NURTW) were planning to engage in a free for- all bloody fight over the control and ownership of motor parks in Ilorin.

“The State Commandant, Mr. Makinde Iskil Ayinla has directed the crisis management department to invite the three transport unions representatives into a peace- keeping meetings as a result of intelligence report reaching us confirmed that they were planning to attack one another”. Babawale disclosed.

The CDPRO explained that trouble reared its ugly head as NURTW wanted to starting operating in the area which has not gone down well with TOAN and RTEAN who have the total control of the territory that are not ready to allow NURTW to operate in the area.

“The Commandant who was represented at the meeting by the HOD NSCDC Crises Management Department, DCC Odeniran Esther appealed to the three unions to go and resolve the matter amicably within themselves and desist from any action that can jeopardize the peaceful atmosphere in the state.

Whoever, at the end of the meeting, all unions representatives promised to embrace peace by signing an undertaking to give peace a chance.

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