The Edo Government on Wednesday lifted ban on the activities of the Road Transport Employers Association of Nigeria after a resolution of the crisis that rocked the association.
Governor Godwin Obaseki made the announcement after a meeting with the leadership of the union led by its National President, Alhaji Musa Isiwele in Benin.
Obaseki, represented by his deputy, Philip Shaibu, described the resolution of crisis as “improved order,” adding that it would re-open functional partnership among the stakeholders.
He advised the state executive of the union not to see itself as an island, saying that it must recognise the prime position of the national body.
The governor said the state government recognised the important role of the union, adding that he was prepared to listen to them when the need arose.
Earlier, Isiwele commended the state government for its intervention in resolving the crisis amicably.
The union was thrown into crisis in 2017 when the state Chairman, Sunday Erhahon, who was suspended by the union’s national body over allegation of misconduct, refused to step down.
Erhahon, had described his suspension as illegal, null and void, and insisted that the processes leading to it were faulty and unconstitutional.