The Governor of Oyo State- Seyi Makinde on Sunday declared that the ban on the state chapter of the National Union of Road Transport Workers(NURTW) was still effective.

Makinde spoke against the midnight invasion of the state secretariat of the NURTW in the Agbowo area of Ibadan.

A faction of the Road Transport Workers union loyal to Alhaji Mukaila Lamidi popularly known as Auxiliary allegedly invaded the union’s secretariat around 3 am on Sunday and sacked the officers on duty.

Responding to a question on the invasion of the union’s secretariat and forceful takeover of motor parks by the Auxiliary faction, the Chief Press Secretary to the governor- Mr Taiwo Adisa, said, “The union activities remain banned.”

Adisa who spoke to reporters at the Iyaganku Secretariat of the Nigeria Union of Journalists, said, “Yes, we got the information of the invasion of the NURTW office by a faction.

“The police had assured the state government of adequate provision of protection to the lives and property of our people.

“When the government placed a ban on the NURTW, it remains in force and they should not take government for granted. The police are on ground and whoever breaches law will face the wrath of the law.”

Makinde had in June proscribed NURTW in the state.

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