26th May, 2011
Chairman, Lagos chapter of the Road Transport Employers Association of Nigeria, RTEAN, Captain Samuel Ketiku (retd.) has appealed to Governor of Lagos State, Babatunde Fashola, to recognise him as the chairman of the association to prevent a breakdown of law and order.
In a statement, Captain Ketiku said he became the chairman of the association by virtue of a Lagos High Court ruling in suit No.LD3158/99.
â€œEven though a break away faction led by Chief O. Adefowope appealed against the ruling at the Appeal Court in suit No.CA/L/02/2001, the appeal was dismissed,â€ he added.
He called on the law enforcement agents and the relevant authorities to enforce the ruling by recognising him as the chairman of RTEAN in Lagos.
â€œThe National President of RTEAN, Alhaji (Dr.) Sadiq Abubakar has severally disowned this break-away faction and had advised them to come to us for peaceful reconciliation,â€ he disclosed further.
Ketiku warned that failure to act now would give the break away faction leeway to to continue to operate illegally (as they are presently holding to and operating in few motor parks in the state).
He called on the state government not to recognise or transact business with the break away faction.