Following the suspension of the operations of the Road Transport Employers Association of Nigeria (RTEAN), the Lagos State Government has inaugurated a Caretaker Committee to oversee the activities of the parks and garages previously under the control of the association in Lagos State.
Addressing the newly inaugurated Committee at Alausa, the Special Adviser to the Governor on Transportation, Hon. Sola Giwa, stressed that the number one goal of the Committee is to maintain peace and tranquillity in the State.
He warned the Committee to stay within the limits of its Terms of Reference in its operations as any abuse of privileges will attract an outright dismissal and subsequent prosecution, adding that the Chairman of the Committee will be required to submit a monthly report of activities to the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Transportation for proper appraisals.
The Permanent Secretary of the Ministry, Eng. Abdulhafiz Toriola, while reading the terms of engagement, stated that the Committee will supervise all activities in parks and garages formerly under RTEAN, stressing that its jurisdiction only covers passenger commuter buses. He added that the Committee is also expected to broker peace amongst members of RTEAN.
The Chairman of the Committee, Hon. Sulaiman Raji, in his remark, promised the State Government that the Committee will execute the task assigned to it dutifully.