The Lagos branch of the Road Transport Employers Association of Nigeria has named Aransiola Kudus as the acting Chairman following a court ruling.
Earlier, the Lagos state government had suspended RTEAN activities in the state, dissolved its elected leadership, and established a 25-member park management committee led by Alhaji Musiliu Akinsanya, also known as MC Oluomo, to manage all motor parks and garages in the state. However, the National Industrial Court of Nigeria nullified the government’s decision and affirmed RTEAN’s right to operate in Lagos State in a ruling delivered on April 18th.
Following this court’s ruling, the Executive National President of RTEAN, Dr. Musa Muhammed Maitakobi, appointed Aransiola Kudus, the Deputy Chairman (Admin), as the acting Chairman of Lagos in accordance with Article 7:2ii(a) of RTEAN’s constitution during the trade union’s National Executive Council meeting held in Abuja.
Comrade Yusuf Adeniyi addressed journalists after the NEC meeting and stated that the organisation was dedicated to following the rule of law and adhering to the court’s ruling. He stressed the significance of unity within the organisation and urged all members to collaborate to enhance transportation services in Lagos State.
The appointment of Kudus as acting chairman of RTEAN in Lagos is significant as the organisation may encounter opposition from other transportation unions and stakeholders following the court’s ruling.
This appointment may also impact the organisation’s stance on matters such as discussions with the government and the well-being of its members.