The Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has suspended the activities of the Road Transport Employers Association of Nigeria -RTEAN, in the state. This was disclosed through a statement by the Special Adviser to the Governor on Transportation, Mr. Sola Giwa, on Thursday, September 29, in Alausa, Ikeja.
According to Giwa, a 35-man committee had been introduced to take over the union’s activities in the state. The decision had come as a result of the outbreak of violence in Ojo and Lagos Island areas of the state on Wednesday, September 28.
Giwa’s statement read: “In a bid to fulfill one of the cardinal objectives of the T.H.E.M.E.S developmental agenda of the current 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.”
RTEAN is an opposition group to the National Union of Road Transport Workers -NURTW. The two unions have engaged in violent, dangerous clashes in Lagos for the last few years.