Sego: How Sanwo-Olu Prevented Lagos Transporters’ War

The recent resignation of Alhaji Musiliu Akinsanya, popularly known as MC Oluomo, from his position as Chairman of the Lagos State chapter of the National Union of Road Transport Workers, has brought to light a power struggle that had the potential to escalate into a full-fledged conflict among transport unions in Lagos.

In a strategic move to prevent this brewing conflict, Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu brokered a resolution between key stakeholders, leading to significant changes in the union’s leadership.

The decisive intervention of Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu played a crucial role in defusing the tension within the NURTW in Lagos.

The governor, alongside key officials such as Chief of Staff, Tayo Ayinde; Commissioner for Transportation, Sola Giwa, and other high-profile figures, facilitated a meeting at the Government House, Alausa, Ikeja, on January 1, 2024.

During this meeting, MC Oluomo officially announced his decision to resign from the position of chairman.

Reports had it that MC Oluomo had initially refused to leave the mandate of Lagos leadership because of the lucrative nature of the union’s business in the state.

MC Oluomo’s announcement to cede power to Mustapha Adekunle, popularly known as Seego, the current treasurer of the union in the state, marked a significant shift in leadership.

Dressed in white native attire, MC Oluomo expressed his willingness to contest for the position of NURTW president, with the changes set to take effect before the end of January 2024.

Sources revealed that MC Oluomo’s decision to step down was influenced by various factors, including pressure from powerful friends and influential figures in Lagos, notably Oba Saheed Ademola Elegushi.

Elegushi was said to have personally told Oluomo to step down or face imminent embarrassment from his loyalists.