Gov. Abiodun dissolves transport unions’ excos in Ogun

Gov. Abiodun dissolves transport unions’ excos in Ogun

Monday, June 17, 2019 11:45 pm

Governor Dapo-Abiodun

Adejoke Adeleye, Abeokuta

The Ogun State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun has dissolved the executive of all the transport unions n the state.

The Governor has also in the interim, constituted a 13-man committee to coordinate the activities of all the road transport trade unions in the state.

In a press statement released on Monday by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Kunle Somorin, the Governor said the mandate of the Road Transport Associations’ Interim committee is basically to review the operations of the unions and make recommendations on how the unions could be better organised to support the developmental agenda of the state.

The interim Committee is expected to educate and create awareness amongst the stakeholders in the sector on the need to ensure peaceful conduct at all times and avoid any activities that could undermine peace, security and safety of life and property in the state.

The other terms of reference for the transport committee are to institute disciplinary procedures/actions against any conduct or behaviour that could undermine public peace and harness the revenue potential of the road transport for enhanced internally Generated Revenue (IGR) and identification and addressing of any issue(s) that may improve the overall performance of the transport sector in the State.

The members of the committee are: Hon. Kunle Adeyemi, Hon. Afolabi Afuape, Mr. Aremu Babatunde, Hon. Olaitan Asekun, Mr Jokotade Taofeek Kashimawo and Hon. Kunle Mudashiru.

The others are Hon. Sule Abbas, Hon Razaq Adetokunbo (Legelege), Mr Lekan Oguntayo. Hon Yaya Fadipe and Hon. Kayode Fabiyi.

Engr. Tunji Akinosi is to serve as the Secretary of the Committee.

Gov. Abiodun however ,urged the committee to make recommendations for consideration of the Government on the way forward for the unions, adding that all road transport associations’ stand dissolved immediately.

In the same vein, the Governor also announced the constitution of an ad-hoc Committee to coordinate the 2019 Hajj operations for the Muslims performing this year’s pilgrimage to Mecca and Medina in the absence of a substantive Muslim Welfare Board.

The interim road transport unions’ committee is headed by Barrister Sunday Olufemi Adeniyi while the Hajj Operation Committee is chaired by Imam Mufutau Majekodunmi.

Other members of the Hajj committee are: Alhaji Abdul Gafar Orunsolu, Imam Rufai Sile, Alhaji Misbau Salako  Alhaji Tijani Hassan Ishola, Alhaji Tunde Oladunjoye, Dr (Mrs) Raheemat Oloyede Hon. Kamaru Oduntan and Alhaja Bisola Aliu.

The Governor also appointed Alhaji Abdul Yekin Arimyau Parakoyi as the Amirul Hajj for this year’s pilgrimage.


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