SWITZERLAND, JUNE 19 – Ogun State Governor, Dapo Abiodun has proscribed the activities of all transport unions in the state following a spate of violence over leadership tussles within the unions.
The Governor has also named a 13-man committee to coordinate their activities in the state.
A statement issued by the Chief Press Secretary to the governor, Kunle Somorin said the interim road transport unions’ committee will be headed by Barrister Sunday Olufemi Adeniyi.
According to the statement, the mandate of the Road Transport Associations’ Interim committee is basically to review the operations of the unions and make recommendations on how the unions could be better organised to support the developmental agenda of the state.
The interim Committee is also “expected to educate and create awareness amongst the stakeholders in the sector on the need to ensure peaceful conduct at all times and avoid any activities that could undermine peace, security and safety of life and property in the state.”
The other terms of reference for the transport committee are “to institute disciplinary procedures/actions against any conduct or behaviour that could undermine public peace and harness the revenue potential of the road transport for enhanced internally Generated Revenue (IGR) and identification and addressing of any issue(s) that may improve the overall performance of the transport sector in the State.”
Abiodun urged the committee to make recommendations for consideration of the Government on the way forward for these unions, adding that all road transport associations’ stand dissolved immediately.
Meanwhile, the Chairman of the National Union of Road Transport Workers in Ogun State, Akeem Adeosun, said he was yet to receive any letter indicating that transport unions in the state have been suspended by the state Governor, Dapo Abiodun.