BY KAYODE ANIMASAUN
Following the order of the Ondo state government, suspending the activities of the NURTW and RTEAN on Monday, motor parks in Akure, the capital city were on Tuesday deserted by members of the unions.
Our correspondent who visited the popular Ondo motor park reports that the usual hustle and bustle as well as noise of members of the union calling on passengers had fizzled out as the park premises was empty and unusually quiet.
Also, Only few vehicles were seeing in the park unlike when the selling of ticket was still the order of the day with many vehicles on ground, traveling to different destinations.
Similarly, no NURTW officer in uniform was sighted in and around the park sir.
It was however observed that few Lagos bound vehicles were outside the park with their drivers trying to woo passengers.
Ondo state government had on Monday suspended the operations of the national Union Of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) and the Road Transport Employees Association Of Nigeria (RTEAN) with immediate effect.
The government also directed taxi drivers to revert to the old rate of N50 per drop.
Senior Special Assistant to the governor on special duties Dr. Doyin Odebowale while making the announcement in Akure said no one was empowered to collect revenue from drivers on behalf of the state government henceforth.
Dr Odebowale posited that the unions had not been remitting money to government coffers and that government would not allow lawlessness from them.