The Oyo state chapter of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) has urged prominent Ibadan Indigenes and individuals to plead with Governor Seyi Makinde over lift the proscription.
The transport union body said it members have been faced with financial hardship during the 11-month proscription.
They stated this in a statement issued on Monday by their leaders; Alhaji Abideen Olajide, aka Ejiogbe; Alhaji Lateef Opeyemi; Alhaji Waheed Adeoyo; Alhaji Abass Amolese, Alhaji Raufu Oloruntobi and Alhaji Lekan Aleshinloye, in Ibadan, Oyo state capital.
While commending Makinde on the state’s efforts to contain COVID-19, they said, “The NURTW in the state has continued to be law-abiding almost a year after the proscription of its activities by the administration of Governor Seyi Makinde, despite the fact that the teeming members are suffering with many of them not having means to take care of their families.
“We are therefore appealing to our traditional rulers, the CCII and prominent indigenes of the state to prevail on the governor to lift the proscription in the interest of the members who have continued to work for the development of the state.”