COMTUA threatens to sanction erring truck drivers, remove broken trucks on port access roads 


Segun Oladipupo    |   

The Council of Maritime Transport Unions and Associations (COMTUA) has promised to remove all broken down vehicles on the port access roads constituting gridlock.

The group, a collaboration with all major transport unions/associations operating in the Lagos Ports, said this in a release signed by the Acting Secretary of the Management team, Victor Nnotum.

The unions and associations that make up the Council include; Nigerian Association of Road Transport Owners (NARTO), Road Transport Employers Association of Nigeria (RTEAN), Amalgamation of Container Truck Owners Association (ACTOA), Maritime Workers Union of Nigeria (MWUN), National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW), Container Truck Owners Association of Nigeria (COTOAN) and Association of Maritime Truck Owners (AMATO).

The group, in the release, threatened to sanction any erring driver even as it maintained that the welfare of the drivers and the interest of the owners were also of great importance to the Council.

The decisions were reached when it restructured its administrative organ, saying it was in line with the current challenges of the Nigerian economy.

The Council now has Mr Ogbogo I Aloga as the Chairman of the Board of Trustees with Comrade/Prince Adewale Waheed Adeyanju as the Co – Chairman.

The President of COMTUA is Comrade Olaleye Thompson while the General Coordinator of the Management Team is Mrs Folake George.

In the new structure, the Management Team is made up of three members drawn from each of the affiliated unions/associations.

The statement added, “there are other departments/Sections under the management team, all working towards the good and betterment of the council and the Maritime sector in general by collaborating with other critical stakeholders in either managing the traffic gridlock or finding an end to the gridlock.

“The Council Traffic Task Force shall work with the Nigerian Police Force and LASTMA to ensure that all Traffic rules and regulations are obeyed by the drivers either on the Road or inside the Ports/Terminals.”

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