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Transport union moves to arrest members who drive against traffic

Leaders of the Road Transport Employers Association of Nigeria (RTEAN), Lagos State chapter, have set up a special task force to arrest commercial bus drivers…

Leaders of the Road Transport Employers Association of Nigeria (RTEAN), Lagos State chapter, have set up a special task force to arrest commercial bus drivers who drive against traffic in the state.

 The chairman of the association, Alhaji Musa Muhammed, who disclosed this yesterday, said the taskforce was designed to support the one put in place by the Lagos State government for the same purpose.

 According to Muhammed, members of the task force have been mandated to also stop commercial motorcyclists from operating on highways in the state.

 He said, “We are law-abiding citizens, we obey traffic rules and regulations and we want total compliance with Lagos State traffic laws. That is why we set up the task force to monitor and arrest any of our members or uniformed people plying the expressway or disobeying traffic laws.” 

 The transport unionist assured the state government of RTEAN’s support on any policy that would sanitise the transport sector.

 The chairman of the Nagari Nakowa Motorcycle Owners and Riders Association of Lagos State, Mr Sulaiman Raji, called on relevant government agents to also arrest military officers riding motorcycles restricted routes. 

 Raji appealed to the government to take immediate action on the situation, saying that arresting civilians and leaving uniformed men to break the law was wrong.

 He alleged that law enforcement officers had been plying restricted areas, including expressways, with their motorcycles without being challenged by the government taskforce.

 

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