The Lagos government promptly stopped all of the Road Transport Employers Association of Nigeria’s (RTEAN) operations.
Shortly after the statement was made, rumours of violent fights between organization members made headlines.
According to Sola Giwa, the governor’s special adviser on transportation, the choice is part of the state government’s effort to accomplish the main objectives specified in the T.H.E.M.E.S Development Agenda.
He added that the choice was required following “certain pockets of violence observed in Ojo and Lagos Island” on September 28.
To take over the Union’s operations, a 35-Man Caretaker Committee has been formed. Bamgbose Oluseyi serves as the committee’s deputy chairman under the leadership of Hon. Sulaiman Adeshina Raji.
Sunday Aransiola, Sulaiman Onabanjo, Azeez Abdulrahman, Isiaka Seriki, Victor Ifemenam, Kareem Babatunde, Amusan Abdulrahman, Teslim Adeshina, Sulaiman Surajudeen, and Fatai Rauf are additional members of the Committee.
They will be joined by 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 A
Giwa stated that men from the Lagos State Police Command will be stationed all across the State to implement the suspension and guarantee the safety of people and property. Giwa emphasized that the suspension is vital to stop additional acts of violence in the State.
Additionally, he disclosed that he had a meeting with several RTEAN representatives on Wednesday as a result of a demonstration by some Union members calling for the ouster of their National President.
According to Giwa, the state government promised to fully investigate the claims made against the National President and to put an end to any outstanding problems.