Sanwo-Olu suspends RTEAN over Iyana Iba, Lagos Island clashes

Babajide Sanwo-Olu

Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has suspended all activities of the Road Transport Employers Association of Nigeria (RTEAN) in the state.

Special adviser to the governor on transportation, Sola Giwa, announced this on Thursday, noting that the government’s action followed pockets of violence recorded in Ojo and Lagos Island on Wednesday.

Two persons were feared killed during a clash involving factional members of RTEAN in the Iyana Iba and Lagos Island areas of Lagos State.

During the clash on Wednesday, the transport union members were seen in a video clip fighting themselves with stones, bottles, cutlasses, and other dangerous weapons.

Giwa noted that a 35-man caretaker committee has been constituted to take over activities of the union henceforth.

“In a bid to fulfil 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 said.