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Lagos Prominent Indigenes Seek End To NURTW Activities by adenigga(m): 6:27am On Nov 15
A group, under the umbrella of Prominent Indigenes of Lagos, has charged the state government to stop all taxes illegally collected by the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) on Lagos roads and give them to local councils, for maintenance of roads, provision of health services, infrastructure and other needs.

In a communiqué issued yesterday, in Lagos and signed by Chief Alaba Williams; the Ajiroba of Lagos, Bashorun Jaiye Randle; Dr. Ade Dosunmu and Convener, Chief Adesunbo Onitiri, they also tasked the Federal Government to give direct revenue allocation to local councils in the country, to accelerate grassroots development and youth employment.

“We need a law to be promulgated to provide employment opportunities for our restive youths, at least 30 per cent quota in all the state’s ministries and parastatals and all private institutions that have their headquarters in the state.

“We want justice and fair play for the indigenes as a panacea to peace in the state. We condemn strongly the ongoing compulsory acquisition of our landed property from the indigenes for public uses, only to turn around and illegally allocate them to political stooges and sold at exorbitant prices to others for private use. We want a stop to desecration of our cultural heritage and traditional institutions,” they said.

They called on President Muhammadu Buhari to sign into law without further delay, the e-voting bill, to reduce violence and snatching of ballot boxes during elections, saying it will make votes count and make the elections credible, free and fair.

Source:
https://m.guardian.ng/News/Lagos-prominent-indigenes-seek-end-to-NURTW-activities

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Re: Lagos Prominent Indigenes Seek End To NURTW Activities by helinues: 6:28am On Nov 15
DBA

Nonsense

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Re: Lagos Prominent Indigenes Seek End To NURTW Activities by Greenback: 6:31am On Nov 15
Long overdue....these touts are a huge eyesore to the beautiful state of Lagos.
These agberoes are horrible nuisance..


Now imagine that human being on ftc above ^^^^
What a shame!!!

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Re: Lagos Prominent Indigenes Seek End To NURTW Activities by Temitopemo6e6(m): 6:33am On Nov 15
Tinubu, Mcoluomo etc.... shebi
una thugs will outnumber us?
Don’t worry we have time for u
people now!!!

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Re: Lagos Prominent Indigenes Seek End To NURTW Activities by MiztaSanchez22(m): 6:33am On Nov 15
nothing to say here.

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Re: Lagos Prominent Indigenes Seek End To NURTW Activities by capitalzero: 6:38am On Nov 15
helinues:
DBA

Nonsense

What is nonsense about this?

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Re: Lagos Prominent Indigenes Seek End To NURTW Activities by juvewalex(m): 6:56am On Nov 15
Of all unions in Nigeria, NURTW is the most rugged and useless of them all .

They're are political tools for our politicians hence, it can never be scrapped and government doesn't want to regulate or checkmate their activities either.

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Re: Lagos Prominent Indigenes Seek End To NURTW Activities by Amotolongbo(f): 6:57am On Nov 15
helinues:
DBA

Nonsense
Lagos as a mega city should have done away with the activities of NURTW for long.

It doesn’t befit Lagos having agberos scattered all over everywhere. The transportation in Lagos should be formal

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Re: Lagos Prominent Indigenes Seek End To NURTW Activities by helinues: 6:58am On Nov 15
Amotolongbo:
Lagos as a mega city should have done away with the activities of NURTW for long.

It doesn’t befit Lagos having agberos scattered all over everywhere. The transportation in Lagos should be formal

Transportation Union are all over the world, why should Lagos be exceptional?

Reorganizing the union is not a bad thing but scraping is a No No

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Re: Lagos Prominent Indigenes Seek End To NURTW Activities by Rodwave: 6:59am On Nov 15
Lol. I will not say anything grin
Re: Lagos Prominent Indigenes Seek End To NURTW Activities by obami007(m): 7:07am On Nov 15
I agree

Those nonsense “owo mi da” boys should stop ASAP

The citizens are finding it hard to make ends meet and some lazy drones will wake up in the morning just to harass bus drivers who in turn pour the aggression on innocent commuters

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Re: Lagos Prominent Indigenes Seek End To NURTW Activities by Seniorwriter(m): 7:10am On Nov 15
Nice one....and I hope bus drivers are part of this movement / agitation else it will be dead on arrival...how can a body be involved in tax collection without any benefit to the TAX PAYERS directly or indirectly?!!!! It's baffles one to know that the Government also backs these touting useless union activities!.

Proactivity Leads To Productivity!!!

©Seniorwriter

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Re: Lagos Prominent Indigenes Seek End To NURTW Activities by Amotolongbo(f): 7:10am On Nov 15
helinues:


Transportation Union are all over the world, why should Lagos be exceptional?

Reorganizing the union is not a bad thing but scraping is a No No
which Union are they reorganizing with those set of men?

Before any progress can be made to attain a mega city standard, befitting Lagos, on the activities union of transport workers, majority of those men have to be done away with, which is tantamount to scrapping and establish a new one

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Re: Lagos Prominent Indigenes Seek End To NURTW Activities by helinues: 7:13am On Nov 15
Amotolongbo:
which Union are they reorganizing with those set of men?

Before any progress can be made to attain a mega city standard, befitting Lagos, on the activities union of transport workers, majority of those men have to be done away with, which is tantamount to scrapping and establish a new one

Heh, have we done away with our current set of leaders/politicians?

Who are the backers of this NURTW if not the politicians themselves?

Then who should call the short of scrapping?

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Re: Lagos Prominent Indigenes Seek End To NURTW Activities by Wolgrace(m): 7:15am On Nov 15
They will soon tribalise this to silent and defeat the outcry.

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Re: Lagos Prominent Indigenes Seek End To NURTW Activities by Amotolongbo(f): 7:17am On Nov 15
helinues:


Heh, have we done away with our current set of leaders/politicians?

Who are the backers of this NURTW if not the politicians themselves?

Then who should call the short of scrapping?
Stop shifting base.

So the thuggery and menaces the agberos exhibited during the military era were backed by politicians?

We are talking about the “professional” activities of NURTW here.

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Re: Lagos Prominent Indigenes Seek End To NURTW Activities by helinues: 7:20am On Nov 15
Amotolongbo:
Stop shifting base.

So the thuggery and menaces the agberos exhibited during the military era were backed by politicians?

We are talking about the “professional” activities of NURTW here.

Gosh, I could have listened to my instincts by ignoring the first quoting... Truly cos of the monikers..

Anyways, Bye...

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Re: Lagos Prominent Indigenes Seek End To NURTW Activities by Racoon(m): 7:31am On Nov 15
These people are just constituting nuisance on the roads.
They are instruments of political thuggery, radicalism.

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Re: Lagos Prominent Indigenes Seek End To NURTW Activities by 1nigeriamyfoot: 7:32am On Nov 15
helinues:
DBA

Nonsense

NURTW is the most useless union in the whole world & contributing biggerly to accident we see on the roads (both highway & local roads)

These NURTW collects high levies from drivers without considering what will be drivers income at the end of the day. Let me use Oshodi as example, over 20 agbero will collect levies from just one driver & in return driver will transfer the aggression on innocent passenger by increasing transportation cost. Now, sometimes when they are trying to collect money by force from drivers it will leads to fight between driver & agbero of which while driver was trying to run away he might drive very tough thereby lead to accident.


Also, they do contribute greatly to most accidents we see on highway due to their excessive charges. Drivers are unable to maintain their vehicle properly due to excessive charges collected by NURTW thereby making the vehicle non road Worthy which in turn leads to accidents

These NURTW don't check veichle Tyre, numbers of passengers, engine conditions, because all they know is for driver to load their buses & they get paid. functions of NURTW is to always check each vehicles doing interstate transport every morning to know the vehicle is in good shape, check Tyre to know it's not expired or worn out, organize seminars for drivers from time to time but they don't do that except to collect money & bounce

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Re: Lagos Prominent Indigenes Seek End To NURTW Activities by luvmijeje(f): 7:42am On Nov 15
It should be replace with what?

It's like the criminality you are seeing in Lagos after your #Endsars protest is not enough.

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Re: Lagos Prominent Indigenes Seek End To NURTW Activities by princemillla(m): 8:32am On Nov 15
Scrap them we the true indigene are not happy with the activities of these unions. Lagos state govt should set up park ticket only. Road side money collections should be scrapped.



Lagos state gov has alot to do God knows

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Re: Lagos Prominent Indigenes Seek End To NURTW Activities by Validated: 8:57am On Nov 15
#EndAgbero!! Loading ... McOluomo be mindful, boys are not smiling.

May be na to relocate to NYC and start new Agbero branch there for your children to run!

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Re: Lagos Prominent Indigenes Seek End To NURTW Activities by Nigeriadondie: 9:05am On Nov 15
adenigga:
A group, under the umbrella of Prominent Indigenes of Lagos, has charged the state government to stop all taxes illegally collected by the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) on Lagos roads and give them to local councils, for maintenance of roads, provision of health services, infrastructure and other needs.

In a communiqué issued yesterday, in Lagos and signed by Chief Alaba Williams; the Ajiroba of Lagos, Bashorun Jaiye Randle; Dr. Ade Dosunmu and Convener, Chief Adesunbo Onitiri, they also tasked the Federal Government to give direct revenue allocation to local councils in the country, to accelerate grassroots development and youth employment.

“We need a law to be promulgated to provide employment opportunities for our restive youths, at least 30 per cent quota in all the state’s ministries and parastatals and all private institutions that have their headquarters in the state.

“We want justice and fair play for the indigenes as a panacea to peace in the state. We condemn strongly the ongoing compulsory acquisition of our landed property from the indigenes for public uses, only to turn around and illegally allocate them to political stooges and sold at exorbitant prices to others for private use. We want a stop to desecration of our cultural heritage and traditional institutions,” they said.

They called on President Muhammadu Buhari to sign into law without further delay, the e-voting bill, to reduce violence and snatching of ballot boxes during elections, saying it will make votes count and make the elections credible, free and fair.

Source:
https://m.guardian.ng/News/Lagos-prominent-indigenes-seek-end-to-NURTW-activities


It is long overdue. But would it happen? No it would not

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Re: Lagos Prominent Indigenes Seek End To NURTW Activities by NOwazobia: 9:35am On Nov 15
If it's not the case of Judas, then they are right with their demands. But in nigeria it has always been the case of Judas and i fear if this will be different.

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Re: Lagos Prominent Indigenes Seek End To NURTW Activities by techmo(m): 10:15am On Nov 15
cool



NURTW enjoys freedom of association like Nigerian Bar Association, National Union of Teachers... They are duly registered and can levy themselves as they deem fit


If the PDP group wants to end them as they did in Edo and Oyo State, then Hackney permits, LGA taxes can't be collected from them using different agency


.

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Re: Lagos Prominent Indigenes Seek End To NURTW Activities by PARADIZEPRIEST: 10:36am On Nov 15
AGBEROS EVOLVED IN LAGOS TO HELP COMMUTERS,TODAY AGBERO DON TURN TO NURTW,AND TOLLS FOR POLITRICKCIANS,
THEM COME EXPORT AM GO EAST SOUTH WEST,EXCEPT NORTH.
SO HOW YOU GO STOP SOMETHING WEY DON GIVE AREAS BOYZ CHOP AND POLITICAL POWER? WHO WAN STOP AM?

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Re: Lagos Prominent Indigenes Seek End To NURTW Activities by Jostoman: 10:50am On Nov 15
capitalzero:


What is nonsense about this?
he is Tinubu ass licker now

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