By Adejoke Adeleye/Abeokuta
The Ogun State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun has assured transport unions in the State that the Road Transport Union Committee recently set up was not an attempt to take over their functions, rather an avenue to ensure sanity and stability in the sector.
Abiodun, who made this known in his office, while inaugurating the Committee, said that it was imperative to maintain law and order in various transport unions, adding that government would intensify efforts on infrastructural development, particularly on roads.
“Let me assure stakeholders in the transport sector that this exercise is not to take over their functions, it is an approach to ensure more sanity and stability, which will in turn bring in more dividends to the unions and the generality of the good people of the State,” he said
The Governor, who noted that it was pertinent for his administration not to allow any form of vacuum in the management of transport unions, said the suspension of all activities of road transport unions in the state therefore became necessary and a 13- man committee was put in place to oversee their activities.
The Committee has Barrister Sunday Olufemi Adeniyi as chairman, Engr. Tunji Akinosi, as secretary, other are; Hon. Kunle Adeyemi, Hon. Afolabi Afuape, Mr. Aremu Babatunde, Hon. Olaitan Asekun, Mr. Jokotola Taofeek Kashimawo, Hon. Kunle Mudashiru, Hon. Sule Abass, Hon. Razaq Adetokunbo Mr. Lekan Oguntayo, Hon. Yaya Fadipe and Hon. Kayode Fabuyi.
The governor enjoined members of the Committee to chart a road map for the development of road transport sector, adding that he expects a workable recommendations that would assist his administration in aiding development of the transport sector and the socio-economic development of the state.
In his remark, the Chairman of the committee, Sunday Olufemi Adeniyi, noted that the committee would ensure that the unions were well organized and that all their activities were in tandem with the law, maintaining that the road transport unions in the State were not dissolved.