Leadership Crisis Deepens In NURTW As Caretaker Committee Emerges

The leadership crisis in the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) has gotten worse following the emergence of a caretaker committee led by Alhaji Tajudeen Agbede.

The committee led by Agbede on Sunday also announced the dissolution of the Tajudeen Baruwa-led executive.

According to the caretaker committee, the tenure of the Baruwa-led executive has expired.

Agbede who was announced as the acting president was Baruwa’s vice-president.

Recall that a delegate conference was held in Lafia, Nasarawa State where Baruwa was elected for a second term in office.

After the 10th Triennial Delegates’ conference in Abuja was stalled, the members loyal to Baruwa moved the confab to Nasarawa where the embattled national president was re-elected for a second term.

Baruwa also disclosed the union’s readiness to support the administration of President Bola Tinubu towards actualising its economic policies and programmes already outlined for implementation within the next four years.

However, on Sunday another parallel delegate’s conference was held in Abuja where Agbede was appointed the acting president.

Kayode Agbeyangi who took over as the acting general secretary, announced the composition of a caretaker committee.

He said the constitution of the caretaker committee was to avoid a vacuum in the leadership of the union.

Agbeyangi said the caretaker committee would organise a proper delegate conference within a few months in office.

He said the Abuja Conference had representatives from all the states of the federation in attendance unlike the one held last week in Nasarawa where Baruwa emerged as president.

Agbede, in his acceptance speech, said his emergence was a new beginning in the history of the union which would provide an opportunity to right the wrong in the union.

According to him, the last four years of Baruwa have been a total waste in the history of the union with no development.

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