Court Reinstates Baruwa as NURTW President

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The National Industrial Court sitting in Abuja has affirmed Alhaji Tajudeen Baruwa as dully elected President of National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW).

The court also sacked Alhaji Tajudeen Agbede’s led Chairman Caretaker Committee.

In her ruling, Justice Oyewumi restrained forthwith the former President of the union, Comrade Najeem Usman Yasin who was also the Chairman Board of Trustees from interfering in the day to day running of the affairs of the union. She held that Najeem can act as chairman of the board.

Justice Oyewumi said the election held on 24th May 2023 where Baruwa emerged as President for a second term in office was valid.

The court also validated the Quadrennial National Delegate Conference held on August 23rd 2023 at Ta’aL Hotels Lafia Nasarawa State where the President and other national officers emerged and inaugurated.

Oyewumi declared as illegal, null and void and unconstitutional the national delegates conference held on 25th October 2023 where the so-called Acting President, Alhaji Isa Ore and his National Administrative Council were said to have emerged.

Recall that that the Lagos State Park Management Committee led by Musiliu Akinsanya (Aka MC Oluomo) was on August 28, 2023 forcefully took over the secretariat of the union located at Garki 2 after a violent attack on the national officers and staff despite the armed security agents deployed to provide security.

Baruwa was arrested on September 13, 2023 alongside four other national officers of the union by the police and detained at the former facility of the Special Anti Robbery Squad ( SARS ) in Abuja

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