The national industrial court has dismissed the case filed by the national Union of road transport workers (NURTW) against the Ondo state government for interfering in the activities of the Union.

The Ondo state government had in April 2022, suspended the activities of  NURTW over prolonged leadership crisis within the union, a development which did not go down well with the union, was challenged at the Court.

In his Judgement, Justice Kiyersohot Damulak said government only banned the activities of the Union in public motor parks to maintain law and order in the state.

Justice Damulak said the union was only banned from public motor and not in private motor parks across the state.

He said the NURTW could not prove to the court how the suspension of NURTW activities in public motor parks affected the union in anyway.

Justice Damulak also said no section of the Nigeria Constitution gave any rights to NURTW to manage motor parks.

He therefore dismissed NURTW’s case for lack of merit.

Reacting, the claimant’s counsel, Akinyemi Omoware said he would study the judgement to know the next step to take in line with the directive of the NURTW.

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