Lagos Returns Management of Transport System To ‘Agberos’

Lagos Returns Management of Transport System To ‘Agberos’

Lagos Returns Management of Transport System To ‘Agberos’

Ghazali Ibrahim

In a shocking move, the Lagos State Government has lifted the ban on the operations of the Road Transport Employers’ Association of Nigeria (RTEAN) in the state.

This decision, confirmed in a press release by Hon. Sola Giwa, Special Adviser to the Governor on Transportation, on Monday, comes after consultations with stakeholders, including the association and the Trade Union Congress (TUC).

The ban on RTEAN—a group often addressed as agberos—was imposed in September 2022, after series of outlaw activities perpetrated by the union, leading to the constitution of a Caretaker Committee to oversee its affairs.

The Lagos State Parks and Garages Administrators’ Committee, responsible for managing parks and garage facilities, has now been dissolved with immediate effect which leave the controls of the park back to the erstwhile RTEAN.

However, the governor’s aide claimed the decision is aimed at fostering unity and peaceful coexistence, and to improve collaboration between the government and transport unions.

Giwa stressed the importance of all parties adhering strictly to the terms and conditions of the settlement reached for peaceful and sustainable operations.

The lifting of the ban on RTEAN activities and the dissolution of the Parks and Garages Committee mark significant changes in the management of the transport system in Lagos State.


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