The Lagos State Parks and Garages Administrators (LASPAGA) has advised the Trade Union Congress (TUC) to cancel its planned protest on Monday, September 25. LASPAGA Secretary, Alhaji Abdulrahman Amusan, warned TUC to gather accurate information before going ahead with a “pointless protest”.
Last Friday, TUC threatened to disrupt economic activities in Lagos State. They were protesting against the state government’s ban on the Road Transport Employers Association of Nigeria (RTEAN). TUC claimed that the government was interfering with RTEAN’s activities.
Amusan advised TUC leaders to be cautious and not get involved in the “troubled waters of the transport union”. He mentioned that the National Industrial Court’s ruling on April 18 did not affect the creation of LASPAGA. The case is still pending at the Court of Appeal, as TUC has filed an appeal.
TUC has always been known as a pro-worker organization, aiming to defend workers from unfair treatment and exploitation. However, some individuals have taken advantage of the union for their own personal gain, tarnishing its reputation. The suspension of RTEAN was a result of its members’ dissatisfaction with Alhaji Musa Mohammed’s leadership style.
Amusan urged the Festus Osifo-led TUC to reconsider their protest and focus on resolving internal issues within the union. By doing so, they can regain the respect they once had and restore peace and order.