Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has ordered the immediate suspension of all activities of the Road Transport Employers Association of Nigeria, RTEAN, in the state.
The Special Adviser to the Governor on Transportation, Sola Giwa, who announced this on Thursday, said the suspension has become imperative following some pockets of violence recorded in Ojo and Lagos Island on Wednesday, saying a 35- Man Caretaker Committee has been constituted to take over activities of the union henceforth.
“In a bid to fulfill one of the cardinal objectives of the T.H.E.M.E.S developmental agenda of the present administration in Lagos State as it relates to Security and Good Governance, under Traffic Management and Transportation, the Lagos State Government has suspended all activities of RTEAN with immediate effect, “ Giwa stated.
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In other news, The Road Transport Employers Association of Nigeria (RTEAN) says it has suspended one of its Lagos State Vice-Chairmen, Oluwaseyi Bamgbose, popularly known as ‘Student,’ for instigating unrest in the association.
RTEAN National President, Musa Muhammed, announced this in a statement on Wednesday in Lagos through the National Publicity Secretary of the union, Abdulrahman Amusan.
The move came a day after different groups within RTEAN clashed in Lagos, leaving several people injured.
Mr Muhammed, also the Lagos State Chairman of RTEAN, said Mr Bamgbose’s recent moves and actions were capable of instigating violence in the Lagos State Council of the association.
He said Mr Bamgbose had on Wednesday organised an illegal protest at the Alausa Secretariat with some disgruntled elements in his efforts to create violence and unrest in the association.
Mr Muhammed said Mr Bamgbose’s intention was to cause trouble so that the state government would regard the association as uncoordinated and subsequently placed a ban on its activities.
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