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Lagos state government suspends activities of transport workers following violent clashes in the state

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Lagos government has suspended all activities of the Road Transport Employers Association of Nigeria (RTEAN) with immediate effect.

 

The announcement was made hours after reports of members of the association engaging in violent clashes made headlines. 

 

The Special Adviser to the Governor on Transportation, Sola Giwa, said the decision is part of fulfillment of the state government’s cardinal objectives under the T.H.E.M.E.S Development Agenda.

 

He also confirmed that the decision was necessary after “some pockets of violence recorded in Ojo and Lagos Island” on Wednesday September 28.

 

A 35-Man Caretaker Committee has been constituted to take over activities of the Union. The Committee is headed by 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.

 

Others are; 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 to also join them.

 

Giwa who reiterated that the suspension becomes necessary to prevent further acts of violence in the State, added 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.

 

He also revealed that he met with some representatives of the RTEAN on Wednesday following a protest by some members of the Union demanding the removal of their National President.

 

Giwa said the state government gave an assurance of a total investigation into the allegations leveled against the National President with a promise to resolve all lingering issues.


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