Lagos State House of Assembly has lamented the frequent clashes and violence within the rank and file of the State National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) in some parts of the State.
The issue was discussed at its plenary session under matter of urgent public importance by Wahab Alawiye-King representing Lagos-Island 1 Constituency.
Alawiye said that the re-occurring clashes resulted in the death of some people and destruction of properties in Mushin and other areas.
The lawmaker added that the issue was getting out of hand and the kind of arms and ammunitions in the hands of members of the union has continued to create fear in the minds of residents.
On his part, Hon Abiodun Tobun representing Epe constituency 1, explained that some of the officials of the union chose to misbehave because of the free money they get on daily basis.
According to him, some of them get as much as N1 million daily as allocation for food and that this had gone into their heads.
He said, “They are killing themselves because of this free money they get and I would want to suggest that anyone of them caught with arms and ammunitions should be thoroughly dealt with. Also, this money they are forcefully getting from motorists is not used to maintain the parks and roads, but instead they spend the money lavishly on women.
“If they continue to disrupt the peace of the State, may be the government should ban the union and take over the parks and hand them over to those that will manage them properly.
“We should avoid a situation whereby the Boko Haram will capitalise on their restlessness and hijack the fight, thereby having their way into the State,” Tobun added.
Other lawmakers, who spoke on the issue, argued that the activities of the union should be banned since they have decided to constitute themselves into a nuisance following the free money they get daily.