The Lagos State Government has said it is investigating the Union fracas that occurred at Iyana-Iba and Lagos Island earlier this morning while warning the protesting members of Road Transport Employers Association of Nigeria (RTEAN) not to disrupt the peace and tranquility being enjoyed in the State.
The Special Adviser to the Governor on Transportation, Hon. Sola Giwa gave the warning on Wednesday after fracas broke out in some parts of the State following a protest by some RTEAN members demanding the removal of the National President of their Association.
Addressing the protesting members, the Transport Special Adviser called for calm saying that the Government will not tolerate the breakdown of law and order in the State.
He added that the commissioner of police has been duly informed and he has deployed Officers to the affected areas to deal with erring members of the union.
Giwa said the State is investigating the allegations leveled against the National President of the union and will resolve every lingering issue calling on members to maintain peace.
“The government has listened to your outcry, we urge you to maintain peace as we will not hesitate to invoke the Lagos State riot act when necessary”. He added.
Giwa reiterated the need for unions to always adopt peaceful ways of resolving their indifferences rather than resulting to fracas and violence. He promised to air the outcome of the investigation when concluded.
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