The Oyo State chapter of the Road Transport Employers Association of Nigeria (RTEAN), has pleaded with Governor Seyi Makinde to permit members of the union to operate in Ibadan motor parks.
Kamorudeen Idowu, the State chairman of the union, also charged Governor Makinde to salvage the union from hindrances in form of powerful people who have been truncating its operation in the motor parks located in 11 municipal council areas in Ibadan.
He said: ‘‘They have vowed never to allow our members operate in several motor parks in Ibadan and we have since been crying out to the state government even long before I emerged as the state chairman of RTEAN, hence, we are asking for the intervention of the state government in the matter.’’
Idowu said that members of the union who tried to work in Ibadan were assaulted on many occasions by the members of a rival transport union in the state.
“In several states across the southwest including Lagos, Ogun. Ondo and others, RTEAN, and members of the National Road Transport Workers (NURTW) operate at various motor parks without any conflict. It is for this reason that we are appealing to the state government to allow us to work in Ibadan.’’