The Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Pastor Usani Uguru Usani, has called on the leadership of Road Transport Employers Association of Nigeria (RTEAN) to support efforts aimed at ensuring and sustaining peace in the Niger Delta and North-East regions of the country.
Uguru said this Tuesday when RTEAN paid him a visit. He commended the association on the role it plays in ensuring the safety of lives on the nation’s roads as well as the contribution it makes to the economy by creating employment opportunities.
The Minister also expressed delight in the Association’s resolve to help the country flush out activities of touts at the various motor parks across the country, and reiterated that government was interested in interfacing with the Association in ensuring peace at the grassroots.
“When touting is encouraged, people suffer damages, so your offer to rid our public motor parks of touting is commendable”, he stressed.
On the fight against corruption, the Minister said: “all of us are victims of corruption, so the posture of this administration is not targeted at anybody, we should all join the campaign against it”.
Uguru urged RTEAN to continue to support government’s efforts at ensuring peace and security of Nigerians by supplying the right information to the appropriate authorities. He also assured them of government support and collaboration at all time.
In his speech, the National President of Road Transport Employers Association of Nigeria (RTEAN), High Chief (Alh.) Musa Shehu Isiwele, said in an effort to enhancing service-delivery and ensuring safety and security of Nigerians in the Transport sub-sector of the economy, the Association would embark on the construction of modern motor parks, which would be equipped with modern facilities.
He stated further that RTEAN was working in partnership with the Federal Government to service and maintain the vehicles in its fleet.
The national president expressed the total support of members to the change mantra of the present administration and commitment to the fight against corruption in the country.