By Rtean on 03 February, 2016.
Road Transport Employers Association of Nigeria (RTEAN) said yesterday that the war against corruption championed by President Muhammadu Buhari is within the confinement of the rule of law and will go a long way to liberate the nation from the shackle of poverty.
Executive National President RTEAN, Alhaji Shehu Musa Isiwele who declared his association’s readiness to ensure the success of the fight urged the Federal Government to establish a regulatory body for land transportation to ensure efficiency of service delivery as well as provide land for the construction of modern motor park and Drivers Academy to curtail criminality in the nation.
He stated this when he led a delegation from the six geo- political zones on a courtesy call to the Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Pastor Usani Uguru Usani to pledge his sectors readiness to complement the ministry’s efforts at ensuring the survival and growth of the Niger Delta Region.
Executive National President RTEAN who revealed that the industry has embarked on several projects targeted at job creation up to 45,000 and economic empowerment through the its scheme, regretted that the irregularities, misconducts and illegal activities in the land transportation industry were due to the absence of a supervising board.
According to Isiwele“The land transport sector has been lacking supervision; it is only the land transport that does not have a regulatory body, the sea, air and rail have regulatory bodies governing them. If established, the board will constitute all the leaders of the Transport unions, Federal Road Safety Commission, VIO, Ministry of Transport and Ministry of Labour and Productivity.
He expressed optimism that the partnership will ease the pains of Nigerians, pointing out that RTEAN’s robust nature and national spread with over 16million membership across the country, “stand us out as a viable and dependable destination fodder investments in road transportation business in Nigeria”.