Anambra govt warns against RTEAN plan to ‘hijack’ transport sector

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Anambra State Government has raised alarm over alleged plans by the Road Transport Employers Association of Nigeria (RTEAN) to unleash terror in the State by a forceful ‘take over’ of transport activities in the State by June 1, 2020.

It warned that the planned action would result in violent clashes with existing structures and operators of public transport schemes with its adverse implications on the security existing in the State.

In a statement from the Secretary to Anambra State Government, Professor Solo Chukwulobelu, sighted by The DAILY VENDOR, the government restated its earlier ban on the activities of said RTEAN in the State, directing security agencies to take urgent measures to stop the planned mayhem by the group.

The statement read, “The attention of the Anambra State Government has been drawn to plans by some persons masquerading under the umbrella of Road Transport Employers Association of Nigeria(RTEAN) to unleash terror in the State by a forceful ‘take over’ of transport activities in the State by 1st June 2020.

“The planned action will expectedly result in violent clashes with existing structures and operators of public transport schemes with its adverse implications on the security existing in the State.

“The State Government therefore wishes to restate its earlier ban on the activities of said RTEAN in the State.

“In view of the above, and in line with resolutions of the State Executive Council reached on 24th February 2016, His Excellency, Governor Willie Obiano, Governor of Anambra state hereby reiterated Government position banning RTEAN activities in Anambra State accordingly.

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“The security agencies have been directed to take urgent measures to stop the planned mayhem by this group.

“For the avoidance of doubt, RTEAN is not authorised to operate in Anambra State, has no relationship or recognition whatsoever with the State and will not be allowed to threaten the security of the State.”

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