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I’ll run an inclusive government, union leader pledges

By Abiodun Taiwo, Abeokuta

The National President of the Amalgamated Commercial Tricycle and Motor-cycle Owners, Repairs and Riders Association of Nigeria (ACOMORAN), Alhaji Samsudeen Apelogun has promised to run an all-inclusive government.

Apelogun stated this after his swearing in ceremony as the fifth national president of the association, held at the Women Development Centre, Abuja.

He identified the crucial role of land transportation in contributing to the robust economy of any country, promising adequate welfare for members and rebranding of the association in order to key into government’s plans and policies of having a vibrant economy.

“As we mount the leadership of this great association and also in line with world best practices, we will rebrand the association, enhance members’ welfare and partner with government and security agencies and run an all-inclusive government by giving every members his role, as part of our four-point agenda,” he stated.

Apelogun thereafter, thanked the President Muhammadu Buhari led administration for supporting the association and promised to create a mutual relationship with all tiers of government, especially the Federal Ministry of Transportation. 

Also speaking at the ceremony, the Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, represented by the Director, Road Transport and Mass Transit, Mrs. Anthonia Ekpa, assured that the ministry will always support and collaborate with stakeholders in the transport industry, to further key into the job creation plan of government.

Amaechi hinted that a solar-powered tricycle and motor-cycle would soon be launched by his ministry.

In his remarks, Chairman, Senate Committee on Land Transport, Sen. Gbenga Ashafa advised the new executive of the association to work for the betterment of the association, admonishing members to collaborate with them.