The Road Transport Employers Association of Nigeria has been suspended in Lagos State by Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu.
Sola Giwa, the Special Adviser to the Governor on Transportation, announced this on Thursday.
He stated that the suspension was necessary due to pockets of violence in Ojo and Lagos Island on Wednesday and that a 35-man Caretaker Committee has been formed to take over the union’s activities going forward.
“In order to fulfill one of the cardinal objectives of the current administration in Lagos State’s T.H.E.M.E.S developmental agenda 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.
According to Nigerianwatch, two people were feared killed during a clash between RTEAN factions in the Iyana Iba and Lagos Island areas of Lagos State on Wednesday.
During the clash on Wednesday, members of the transport union were seen in a trending video clip engaging in a free-for-all.
The transport union workers were seen fighting with stones, bottles, cutlasses, and other dangerous weapons in a video clip posted by Goldmyne TV on Instagram.