LAGOS – Alhaji Muhammed Musa on Friday in Abuja emerged the Chairman of the Road Transport Employers Association (RTEAN), Lagos State branch.
Musa’s victory followed a peaceful and keenly contested election by other opposing candidates of the association.
NAN also reports that four candidates, including Musa, who is the current Chairman of the Lagos State RTEAN Caretaker Committee contested for the chairmanship of the branch.
NAN recalls that on Sept. 24, the RTEAN President announced that election to various offices in the Lagos State Branch would be organised by the national headquarters of the association in Abuja.
The decision to hold the election in Abuja, followed protests last month by over 100 zonal chairmen of RTEAN from the Lagos chapter, alleging imposition of a chairman on the chapter.
In his maiden address after the new executive were sworn in, Musa scored the Federal Government high in road infrastructure.
Musa promised that the union would continue to operate an open door policy including strengthening collaboration with the Federal Road Safety Corps to reduce accidents on the nation’s high ways.
He assured members of the association that the administration would pursue reforms that would improve their welfare.
“I want to use this opportunity to assure all members of the Lagos state branch, that I will run an open door policy, where fairness and justice will reign supreme.
“Our doors will also be opened for constructive criticism as the task ahead is great but with your cooperation and useful advises we shall achieve greater success.
“Our administration will pursue reforms aim at improving the living conditions of our members in Lagos state.
Musa said that there would not be sacred cow, adding that in that regard, he would strictly adhere and abide by the constitution of the association.
He said that there shall be no discrimination in the discharge of his official duties as the state chairman of the branch.
“Any member found to be peddling rumours of promoting embers of hatred will be sanctioned.
“Our administration will also work closely with the Lagos State Government and its agencies toward improving transportation and “mutual understanding among the good people of the state’’.
In his remarks, the National President of the association, Alhaji Musa Isiwele congratulated the newly elected executives of the state branch, urging them to ensure they abide by the constitution of the association.
He appealed to those who lost out during the contest to work together with the newly elected executive. (NAN)