In order to rid parks and garages in La­gos State of miscreants and an­ti-social behaviours, the state chapter of the Road Transport Employers Associ­ation (RTEAN) has appointed Comrade Olalere Owoseni aka SamGrin, a former students union leader at the Lagos State University (LASU), as the new chairman of its task force com­mittee.

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According to RTEAN, the move was in line with the union’s strategic direction to further reposition itself as a law abiding group.

The committee has been sad­dled with the task of re-orien­tating members, flushing out unlawful elements, and ensur­ing peaceful operations of the union members at motor parks across the state.

Owoseni is expected to lead campaigns against drug abuse, thuggery, hooliganism and other anti so­cial behaviours at the parks.

This was disclosed in an ap­pointment letter, effective Mon­day April 8, 2024, issued to him in Lagos by the union, and signed by the state secretary, Alhaji Yussuf Adebayo.

The letter partly read: “Sequel upon the State Executive Coun­cil’s resolution to re-engineer the Association in all facets, cou­pled with our total commitment to eliminate all impediments to effective service delivery by our esteemed members towards achieving our utmost goal of ex­pansion and eradicating touts all over in the Association, I have been mandated by the State Executive Council of the Associ­ation to officially notify you that you have been appointed as the Chairman of RTEAN LSB State Taskforce.

“You are charged to weed our parks and garages of un-wanted elements, alcoholics, indian hemp smokers and law breakers in accordance with our constitution.”

The new Taskforce Chairman, who was recently elected as the Assistant State Secretary of the union graduated from LASU where he was students’ union and senate president in 2017.

He holds a B.Sc in Pure and Applied Physics in 2019, Masters in project Management and cur­rently pursuing another Mas­ters degree in Criminal, Legal and Security Psychology at the University.