Prof. Tajudeen Baruwa, President of National Union Road Transport Workers (NURTW) has regained his freedom after being detained by the police.
Speaking at a press conference in Abuja on Thursday, August 17, Baruwa made some clarification on what led to his detention, alongside former Lagos State chairman of the union, Tajudeen Agbede.
The NURTW said the police acted in response to plans by certain groups within the union to stage a protest at the national secretariat located in Garki 2, Abuja.
Baruwa has now appealed to members to remain lawful and avoid any behaviour that could disrupt public peace.
“We are calling on our members across the states to be calm, peaceful and law-abiding in their daily activities. We want to assure you that the matter is being addressed and it will soon be resolved.
“We want to use this medium to express our appreciation to the Nigeria Labour Congress, our members at the state councils, and branches for their support and intervention on the issue.”