LASG Suspends RTEAN Activities Across the State
The Lagos State Government has suspended all activities of the Road Transport Employers Association of Nigeria (RTEAN) with immediate effect.
The Special Adviser to the Governor on Transportation Hon. Sola Giwa, in a statement issued on Thursday, said the suspension became imperative following pockets of violence recorded in Ojo and Lagos Island on Wednesday, adding that a 35-Member Caretaker Committee has been constituted to take over activities of the Union.
He said: “The Head of the Caretaker Committee is Hon. Sulaiman Adeshina Raji with Bamgbose Oluseyi as Deputy Chairman. Other members of the Committee include Sunday Aransiola, Sulaiman Onabanjo, Azeez Abdulrahman, Isiaka Seriki, Victor Ifemenam, Kareem Babatunde, Amusan Abdulrahman, Teslim Adeshina, Sulaiman Surajudeen and Fatai Rauf”,
“Sunday Banjo, Segun Omole, Thomas Akinkayode, Taiwo Lasisi, Gbenga Kashimawo, Samson Ajala, Taiwo Daodu, Sule Aliu, Ahmed Musa and Oladipupo Ibrahim. Adewale Adeniyi, Olatunji Durojaiye, Wasiu Olanrewaju, Taofeek Onileola, Yusuf Afolabi, Bode Ogungbade, Alh. A.A. Ussaini, Saliu Usman, Saheed Badru, Kolawole Yusuf, Kayode Thomas, Idowu Oyewole and Salami Babatunde Ope are also members of the Committee”, he added.
Giwa reiterated that the constitution of the committee was necessary to prevent further acts of violence in the State, stressing that men of the Lagos State Police Command will be deployed across the State to enforce the suspension and ensure the safety of lives and properties.
The Special Adviser also revealed that the State had met with some representatives of the RTEAN following a protest by some members of the Union demanding the removal of their National President, saying the Government had assured the RTEAN members of a thorough investigation of the allegations leveled against the National President with a promise to resolving all lingering issues.