…adopt ANACOWA into system
By: Kolawole Olayinka, Abeokuta
The members of the Transport Unions committee set up by His Excellency Prince Dr Dapo Abiodun, Executive Governor of Ogun State met with the motorcycles unions leaders, Amalgamated commercial Owners and Riders Association ACOMORAN and Articulated Motorcycles Owners and Riders Association of Nigeria (AMORAN) to resolve the lingering problems among the unions leaders in Ogun State.
The parley which was presided over by the Chairman of the Transport Unions committee, Barr. Sunday Olufemi Adeniyi was attended by all the motorcycles unions leaders in Ogun State and all the members of the committee. Ogun State All Progressives Congress (APC) Secretary, Hon. Ayo Olubori was also in attendance with the Secretary of the committee, Hon. Tunji Akinosi.
The two union leaders told the committee various challenges that their members faced on the roads.
The problem included disturbance from Nigeria Police, fake tickets and indiscipline among the union leaders and members.
While responding to the problems facing the union members, the chairman, Barr. Sunday Olufemi Adeniyi said the union leaders would be given reflective jackets to facilitate easy identification of members. The Chairman opened up that the tickets were supposed to be sold by the transport unions committee since the Government had suspended the activities of the Unions in the State, but the committee in its wisdom deemed it fit to allow the unions leaders to take over the activities of the union for people to enjoy.
The Chairman then enjoined the unions leaders to allow the peace to reign by accommodating all the unions leaders and members.
The committee later met with the State executives of All Nigerians Auto Bikes and Commercial Owners and Workers’ Association
(ANACOWA) led by Comrade Azeez Rasheed and promised to integrate them to the system of tickets collections for the transport Unions.
Among the union leaders present at the meeting included Comrade Solula Ọlálékan Awikonko, Comrade Kayode Sowunmi, Comrade Omolola Olumide, Comrade Wale Ajiboye, Alhaji Lateef Yekeeni, Balogun Monsuru, and others.