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Lagos State Suspends RTEAN With Immediate Effect

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The Lagos State Government has suspended all activities of the Road Transport Employers Association of Nigeria (RTEAN) with immediate effect.

The announcement comes in the wake of the factional clashes between members of RTEAN in the Iyana Iba and Lagos Island areas of Lagos which left two people dead.

During the clash on Wednesday, the transport union members were seen in a trending video clip engaging themselves in a free-for-all.

The fracas, which was between two factions of the RTEAN over park leadership, led to a protest by some RTEAN members demanding the removal of the national president of the association, Musa Muhammed.

The Special Adviser to the Governor on Transportation, Sola Giwa said the suspension became imperative following some pockets of violence recorded in Ojo and Lagos Island on Wednesday, saying a 35- Man Caretaker Committee has been constituted to take over activities of the Union.

Giwa reiterated that suspension became necessary to prevent further acts of violence in the State, stressing that men of the Lagos State Police Command would be deployed across the State to enforce the suspension and ensure safety of lives and properties.

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