According to News Agency in Nigeria (NAN), Agbeyangi spoke on Wednesday while in Abuja at the union’s National Executive Council (NEC) meeting.
Speaking on the involvement of the NLC in the crisis, Agbeyangi said the violent clash at the NURTW national secretariat was a result of the labour body’s “selfish interests”.
“The NLC took a one-sided decision that further threatened our effort to unite all interests and move the union forward,”.
Kayode Agbeyangi, acting General Secretary of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW), says the leadership of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) should stop interfering in the association’s crisis.
“It is very sad and unfortunate that the umbrella body of workers that is expected to protect the welfare and rights of all workers has turned itself into a tool used for an outbreak of violence and favouritism.
“Also, the flagrant abuse of constitutional provisions of the union by attempting to impose the erstwhile President Alh. Tajudeen Baruwa of the union whose tenure expired on August 28.”
The acting general secretary said Joe Ajaero, president of NLC, should not support or institute illegality by supporting Baruwa.
“What is expected of the congress at this time is to support without rancour, the ongoing process of organising a statutory National Delegates’ Conference of the NURTW as stipulated by the union constitution,” he said.
In a reaction, the NLC president said he would not join issues with “unknown” people.
“We have alerted the whole world that our leadership in NURTW has been cloned,” Ajaero said.
“The cloned leadership is also threatening to attack the leadership of NLC and Trade Union Congress (TUC).”