The Lagos State Government has suspended all activities of the Road Transport Employers Association of Nigeria (RTEAN) in the state with immediate effect.
The state government made the decision following the chaotic incident that occurred between warring factions of the association at Iyana-Iba and Lagos Island.
Special Adviser to the Governor on Transportation, Sola Giwa in a statement issued on Thursday said the decision was necessary after the violence recorded in Ojo and Lagos Island on Wednesday.
Giwa said the move was aimed at fulfilling one of the state government’s cardinal objectives under the T.H.E.M.E.S Development Agenda stating that the state government has constituted a 35-man caretaker committee to take activities of the Union moving forward.
The Committee is headed by Hon. Sulaiman Adeshina Raji with Bamgbose Oluseyi as Deputy Chairman.
The 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 reiterated that suspension becomes 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.
According to Giwa, the State met with some RTEAN representatives on Wednesday after the protest by some members of the Union demanding the removal of their National President.