By: JP Ashedzi
In a statement released on Monday, the Lagos State Government has expressed its disapproval ahead of the Trade Union Congress of Nigeria (TUC) planned protest on Monday.
The protest is against the takeover of motor parks by the Road Transport Employers Association of Nigeria (RTEAN) in the state.
Gbenga Omotoso, the State Commissioner for Information and Strategy in the statement asserted that the planned demonstration would constitute a breach of the rule of law.
According to Omotoso, the state government has taken steps to challenge the National Industrial Court’s favourable judgment for RTEAN, including filing an appeal and seeking a stay of execution.
“Therefore, the protest will be in breach of the Rule of Law, which expects both parties to maintain the status quo, pending the determination of the application for a stay of execution and appeal,” the statement said.
“The planned protest is of no need and meant to arm-twist and intimidate the government, considering all the efforts being made to resolve the matter amicably,” the statement reads in part.