The Kaduna State Government has returned the 196 newly elected Executive Officers of the Kaduna State Chapter of the Road Transport Employers Association of Nigeria (RTEAN) with Certificates of Return. According to the leadership of the Road Transport Employers Association of Nigeria (RTEAN), the organization has made significant contributions to the development of the country’s economy.
The association’s Deputy National President, Administration, Amb. Muhammed Abubakar Bishara spoke during the inauguration of the 18 elected chapels of the Kaduna state Branch on Wednesday. Bishara said transportation is the mover of the economy and the RTEAN is doing its best to ensure that its members were being sensitised on how to contribute to the economic growth and development of the nation. “The insecurity situation has recently had a significant impact on the operations of our members; particularly in the country’s north. If the roads are unsafe, the economy will suffer, and that is exactly what is happening in the country right now. We are already collaborating with security agencies and other relevant stakeholders to ensure that commuters and our members are safe on the roads,” he said. He urged members of the association to be more dedicated and maintain a high level of discipline, as well as to always liaise with various law enforcement agents to maintain law and order.
The Director of Finance, Kaduna State Transport Regulatory Authority (KASTRA), Lawal Musa, who presented certificates of return to the 196 newly elected Executive of Kaduna State RTEAN on behalf of Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-rufai, stated that the government was putting more effort into ensuring the smooth operation of the state’s transportation sector. He congratulated the newly elected excos and stated that the state was proud of all the transportation unions because they had always worked with the state government.
Adamu Zubairu Jalaluddeen, Chairman of the RTEAN Kaduna Branch, thanked the state government for its support of the organization and urged his members to follow the law while at work.