The Governor of Abia State, Okezie Ikpeazu has assured that his administration will support the Road Transport Employee Association of Nigeria (RTEAN) in its agenda as well as provide the association with the necessary ambience to make it flourish.
Governor Ikpeazu gave the assurance when he received in audience a delegation of the Executive National President, Alhaji Musa Muhammad and other members of the National Executive Committee of the Road Transport Employee Association of Nigeria (RTEAN), who paid him a visit in Government House, Umuahia.
The Governor said he was excited with the commitment of the body to support the government in its developmental agenda and noted that RTEAN is at the centre of economic activities in the country.
According to him, Abia State is noted for trade and commerce which cannot thrive except through transportation, pointing out that the oil that powers the wheel of trade and commerce is transportation.
Ikpeazu further promised that the State Ministry of Transport will do everything to ensure that the association functions without fail.
The Chief Executive Officer of Abia State advised RTEAN to cooperate with the government to drive the economy and recommended that the leadership both at the State and National levels look at the digitalization of their operations in the area of collection of levies as well as tracking the movements of their vehicles.
Governor Ikpeazu lauded the robust leadership offered by the union at the national level, noting that his government has enjoyed cordial working relationship at the state level.
The Abia Governor was of the view that RTEAN has made meaningful contributions to the economy of Nigeria and Abia State and thanked them for their support in conveying election materials during the recently concluded local government polls.
Earlier in his address presented by the Deputy National President (Administration) of Road Transport Employee Association of Nigeria (RTEAN), Mohammed Abubakar, the Executive National President, Musa Muhammad, pledged to collaborate with the government to rebrand and reorganize transportation activities in Abia to generate more revenue to the government.
He appreciated Governor Ikpeazu for the cooperation and understanding shown to RTEAN members in Abia State and acknowledged his various efforts at ensuring that peace reigns in the transport sector in Abia State.
According to him, their visit was aimed at consolidating the good working relationship established over time with him and further engaging in stronger strategic partnership. He assured that their input in transportation activities will propel rapid economic growth in the State.
ND REPORTERS reports that RTEAN leadership used the opportunity to confer on Governor Okezie Ikpeazu, National Patron of the Transport Employee Association.