A Chieftain of the Road Transport Employers Association of Nigeria, RTEAN in Ogun state, Oluomo Akibu Titilayo, prominently known as Efele has denied allegation that some members of the union were barred from partaking in transport activities from various parks in Ogun East area of the state.
Oluomo Akibu who made this clarification on Tuesday while speaking with journalists in his Ijebu Ode office disclosed further that the ambience on union activities has been friendly and accommodating since coming to office of the Gov Dapo Abiodun’s administration.
It could be recalled that some aggrieved members of the union on Monday besieged the Police Area Command, Igbeba in Ijebu Ode local government to protest their alleged suspension from various parks in the area.
But in a swift reaction, Oluomo Akibu noted that no legitimate member of the union in the area has been stopped from transport business.
“We operate a process where genuine complaint from members are lodged and addressed. The leadership of the union will thereafter look into it in a way to resolve such. But the reverse is the case in this situation. We have it on good authority that those protesters were hoodlums who were hired by some recalcitrant members to cause mayhem in the state”.
According to him, the Transport Committee recently inaugurated by Gov Abiodun to sanitise activities at various parks in the state has lived up to expectation.
“It is important to state the obvious as we now have a friendly atmosphere at various parks unlike what was obtained in the past. We live in harmony as all of us now relate as one extended family.
Let me also add that no single member of the union has been denied his responsibility. So, those protesters are either hired to foment trouble at the parks to satisfy their ulterior motives or against the peaceful atmosphere we now have in the union”, Oluomo Akibu added.
The union leader however appealed to various security agencies in the state to sustain the peaceful atmosphere and on the other hand monitor the activities of any member suspected to be nursing the idea of creating acrimony at various parks in the state.