Obiano wades into Anambra RTEAN crisis

The Anambra State Governor Chief Willie Obiano, on Tuesday, intervened in the lingering crisis among members of the Roads Transport Employers Association of Nigeria (RTEAN), Anambra State branch.

Obiano who was represented at the RTEAN stakeholders meeting held in Awka by his Senior Special Assistant SSA on Transport, comrade Chinedu Nwabueze said that RTEAN is the mother of transport association and must be harmonized to assist the government to achieve its dreams in the sector.

According to him, the governor is intervening in the matter because of an intelligence report he received on the tension over leadership position between two factions of the association in the state.

He urged them to shun division and allow peace to reign for government recognition.

He also warned that anyone planning to jeopardise the existing peace in the state would be dealt with no matter how highly placed.

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“It is therefore imperative to let you know that the government of Anambra state will not condone any act capable of jeopardising the existing peace in the state.

“I want to appeal to all aggrieved members of the association to see themselves as brothers rather than enemies and shun any act capable of promoting violence in the state. he added.

In his remark, the Anambra state chairman of RTEAN Comrade Kingsley Maduagwuna said that the association would work with the state government to sanitise the transport system in the state.

According to him, “they are happy that they do not have any faction and if existed, the presence of the governor in the person of his SSA has settled everything ”

He said that the Anambra State government had always recognised RTEAN as a statutory body and we are maintaining the same.

He assured that RTEAN would work together in partnership with the government to achieve all the dreams and aspirations of the state in the transport sector.

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