Staff and political office holders in Ojodu Local Council Development Area (LCDA) of Lagos State were left in a state of confusion on the morning of Tuesday, 28th May, 2013 when the Chairman of the LCDA, Julius Olumuyiwa Oloro and the chairman of the National Union of Local Government Employees (NULGE) in the council, Akanni Shina Fadare, allegedly exchange blows over the use of a council’s bus.
Thegazellenews.com learnt exclusively that the incident occurred at the council secretariat at the powerline area of Okeira.
Our correspondent learnt that the incident over alleged argument on who should take control of the bus newly purchased by the council.
Sources told thegazellenews.com that the council’s NULGE has consistently demanded for a bus for its members to which the Oloro administration has been promising to provide for the union.
So when the council purchase another bus, the NULGE chairman allegedly told the chairman that the bus should be presented to the union. The chairman allegedly refused to oblige the NULGE of the usage of the bus.
It was reported that attempt by Fadare to take control of the bus allegedly earned him a dirty slap which resulted into chaos in the council as other staff allegedly rise up in defence of their leader by paralysing activities in the council for almost the entire day as the gates leading to the council were put under lock and key.
Thegazellenews.com learnt that it took the intervention of the state Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Barrister Ademorin Kuye, before sanity could be restored at the council.
Kuye reportedly invited the two parties to the problem and amicably settled the matter between them.
This is the second time Oloro would be involved in the slapping of a staff of the council. He was earlier accused of slapping a party member, Dimeji Ogunlana, who was on ad-hoc duty for the council for having the temerity to enumerate his house during an enumeration exercise.
Efforts to speak with either Oloro or Fadare were futile as their phones were switched off whenthegazellenews.com called for their reaction.