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Dear Esteemed Members of AUATON, we bring you good news from the table of the National President, Comrade Adedamola Adeniran

We are thrilled to announce a groundbreaking collaboration between AUATON and Sterling Alternative Bank, aimed at facilitating CNG conversion for our valued members.
The collaboration which is credited to the proposal and partnership committee, headed by comrade Jolaiya Seun Moses, national treasurer, offers a unique opportunity for AUATON members to have CNG facilities installed, allowing them to save significantly on fuel costs while enjoying numerous benefits.

The Benefits of CNG Retrofitting are:

  • Peace of Mind: Say goodbye to fuel price fluctuations and enjoy stable CNG rates.
  • Convenience: Easily refuel at CNG stations across the country.
  • Profit: Save up to 75% on petrol costs, translating to substantial daily savings.
  • Extra Cash: Experience financial relief with daily savings and enhanced earnings.
  • Less repair CNG increases your Engine lifespan as a clean natural gas. No engine smoking, no fuel pump issues etc.

How it Works:

  1. Application: Ensure you are a registered financial member of AUATON with evidence of 6 months’ dues.
  2. Download Form: Visit AUATWON.ORG to download and complete your application form.
  3. Submission: Submit your duly filled form to your branch or State Council for processing.
  4. Enrollment: Approved applications will be enrolled in batches of 300 and sent to the national level.
  5. Bank Enrolment: Beneficiaries will receive dates for bank enrollment.
  6. Retrofitting: Visit an AUATON-approved retrofitting centre recommended by the bank to obtain a payment voucher.
  7. Payment: Submit your payment voucher to the bank for bill settlement.
  8. Conversion: Complete the conversion process at the designated centre.
  9. Daily Savings: Start saving towards repayments from the second day of picking up your retrofitted car.
  10. Performance Rewards: High-performing drivers will gain access to our CAR HIRE purchasing system.

Financial Comparison:
-Driving on Petrol: Daily fuel cost of ₦20,000 results in a minimum monthly expenditure of ₦520,000.
-Driving on CNG: Daily gas cost of ₦5,000 totals ₦130,000 monthly, with daily repayments of ₦5,000. This results in a combined expense of ₦260,000, offering a minimum extra gain of ₦260,000 compared to petrol-driven counterparts.

Application Process:

  • Register as a financial member of AUATON with 6 months’ dues.
  • Download and complete the form from AUATWON.ORG.
  • Submit the form to your branch/State council.
  • Await batch processing and bank enrollment.
  • Complete retrofitting and start saving daily towards repayments.

Important Note: Applicants will undergo a credit score check to ensure creditworthiness before CNG facilities are released.

Join AUATON today at and embark on a journey of financial empowerment and sustainability with CNG retrofitting!

Great AUATON…United we are stronger.

Comrade Jossy Olawale Adaraniwon.
Chairman Media, Publicity and Technical Committee.

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The National Executive Council (NEC) of the Amalgamated Union of App-Based Transporters of Nigeria (AUATON), in an emergency meeting held today, upheld the decision of the Disciplinary Committee and the Central Working Committee to remove General Secretary Ibrahim Ayoade from the office for gross violation of the union constitution and disregard for office responsibility.
Comrade Samuel Orji, the chairman of the disciplinary committee, provided a background on the petition against the General Secretary; during his presentation, the committee chairman elaborated on the proper and due process followed to ensure a fair hearing was provided to the General Secretary. In the Chairman’s remark, “We have on numerous occasions in the past explored the options of dialogue, engagement, and mediation facilitated by both the NLC and the Federal Ministry of Labour. These previous attempts led to the development of the guidelines and principles which all the members of the Central Working Committee signed. We noted the situation which brought us to the point of mediation and dialogue to resolve the memorandum of understanding in the first place was the arbitrary disregard of the union’s constitution by the General Secretary.” He further stressed that it was imperative for the National Executive Council to enforce the constitution of the union as the substantive law and the Federal Ministry of Labour’s memorandum of understanding as procedural law, so that the union truly achieve unionization. The members of the National Executive Council stressed that the union has come to stay, and will fight against any form of oppression from those who are being used by platforms to create a perception of division and to disrupt the activity and progress of the union.
Prior to the adoption of the motion to remove Ayoade Ibrahim from office, the Kano state Chairman Comrade Abdulrazak Farouk pleaded with the council members for a lesser punishment. The comrade chairman motioned for the subsistence of the suspension for consideration by the NEC, and that the removal be dismissed. However, members of the NEC refuted this motion, which does not have any seconder, while the motion for the adoption of these three:
The immediate removal of Comrade General Secretary Ayoade Ibrahim and immediate retrieval of all union documents from his possession.
Our investigation finds that he is not fit for the office of General Secretary and the union risks collapsing. Therefore, a viable secretary should be appointed immediately.
The imposed sibling, Ibraheem Soladoye at the southwest council be removed immediately for not having a verifiable history as an App-Based Transporter as constitutionally required. That position should be declared vacant for members of app-based Transporter to be voted in.
Recommendation by the Disciplinary Committees and the earlier resolution of the Central Working Committee was overwhelmingly supported by the council members.
The reaction and contributions of certain NEC members focused and emphasized on the supremacy of the union constitution over individuals’ dictates and wishes. The most condemnable, according to some members, is the former General Secretary’s voice record proclaiming fractionalization of the union, nominating and declaring the deputy president as acting president while the substantive president was never unseated. This, to members of the council, is worrisome and the height of desperation evidenced in the report of investigation conducted by the Disciplinary Committee, suggesting that the claim laid against the National President Comrade Damola Adeniran was politically motivated to achieve a predetermined goal, an attempt to instigate scenarios and insinuations that would warrant the removal of the substantive National President, Comrade Damola Adeniran from office and replace him with the current Deputy President Comrade David Nosa who happens to be the general secretary’s strong ally.
To maintain unity and prevent misrepresentation of the union, a motion and resolution against anti-union practices, activities, and submission or handing over of the union properties, materials, and records by the former general secretary was adopted.
The union warned members, members of the public, international organizations, partners, platforms, government agencies, and Ministry against any dealings with Comrade Ibrahim Ayoade on behalf of Amalgamated Union of App-Based Transporters of Nigeria (AUATON) to desist and report accordingly. The president, Comrade Damola Adeniran, reassures the union’s unwavering commitment towards the overall welfare of members and urges members to register on the union website and follow @auatonofficial on X( twitter), Facebook @auaton.
Great AUATON… United we are stronger

Comrade Jossy Olawale Adaraniwon.

Chairman, Media, Publicity and Technical Committee.

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The central working committee of the Amalgamated Union of App-Based Transporters of Nigeria (AUATON) in a crucial meeting held on 23 March 2024. Suspended the general secretary Ayoade Ibrahim in a motion that read a series of weighty offenses moved by comrade Fred Aleburu the national auditor and seconded by Joseph Adaraniwon the national Exofficio, and supported by two-thirds (2/3) of members present and eligible to vote while five other were indifference on the motion.
My name is respected, honorable Hon.Comrade Fred Enaikhe Aleburu, I stand before you this afternoon to present a matter of national interest that will safeguard the union’s constitutionality, unity, integrity, rule of law, abuse of office power, and promote the overall objective of our great union if considered, I have notice and watched with keen interest as the national Auditor severally, the general secretary comrade Ayoade Ibrahim violation and blatant disregard to the union constitution, principle of trade union and authorities of CWC till date without consequences, some of the good example out of many are the following.
The general secretary consistently rejected the call for a meeting by the president and member of CWC in violation of sections 15Dvi,ix, and xii (functions of General Secretary).
THE Refusal to attend the union national symposium and meeting established through CWC resolution without any official message to the CWC is a violation of the Ministry of Labour MOU witnessed by the registrar and also an anti-union practice
Continue to operate in the name of the bloc (nupedp ID card) sent to the CWC group.
In violation of the union constitution as stated under the Preamble and Ministry of Labour resolution
Failure to carry out the CWC resolutions. Anti-union activities. Violation of the Ministry of Labour resolution.
Opening of NEC group without CWC resolution and the purported claim to get AUATON secretariat without the awareness of President and CWC or NEC resolution as constitutionally required
Relieving the President and Treasurer of Admin Right and locking out all National Officers from the CWC platform.
Threats to run a parallel Union, Anti-union, and Personal interest.
The General Secretary Uses the union platform to propagate another union vision and objectives as against Article 3a-k.
The General Secretary proclaims and addresses himself in the union CWC, NEC, and publicly as an officer of another union that AUATON has no relationship with or knows the General Secretary’s relationship in contravention of Article 30:13.
The General Secretary engages in blackmailing and disruption of CWC’s image by instigating state executives against national officers of the union. And going public on a delicate union document yet to be treated by the CWC and the NEC
Failure to provide up-to-date minutes of the union meetings General Secretary which is the core responsibility of the General Secretary. Article 24b(incompetency)
Failure to carry out the CWC resolutions, disruption of southwest Zonal inauguration, and forceful imposition of sibling as vice-chairman
The creation of a personal email for official union assignments and personal business is against the approved union private email, he created a parallel group for the State’s principal officers of the union as against NEC and denied member of CWC access
Stampede on the union resolution concerning the welfare of members thereby causing more pain to drivers on the street who are running on petrol.
Article 15d(vi) under the functions of the General Secretary, provides that “at the instance of the president, the general secretary shall issues notices of meeting, of the union organs, In addition, (xii) the General Secretary shall report from time to time to the National President, Central Working Committee, and the National Executive Council.
This statutory provision must be placed in proper perspective in respect of this petition, and the provisions enacted within the MOU are substantial reasons for the replacement of the General Secretary Comrade Ayoade Ibrahim as the following questions require attention;
Did the General Secretary err in refusing the president’s request for a CWC meeting on numerous occasions?
Has the General Secretary become negligible and irresponsible in failing to implement the resolution of the union?
Has the General secretary violated the statutory provisions of his office responsibility by failing to attend the meeting the General Secretary established through resolution of the CWC without sending any official message to the CWC?
How do we regard the CWC’s displeasure with the General Secretary for muting all officers of the union including the President and the Treasurer?
What is the impetus behind the General Secretary opening a NEC group without the approval of the President or the CWC?
Does the General Secretary violate the general principle of trade union membership by accepting to be a member of another trade union without inquiry from his current union?
What effects has his continuous propagation of blocs had on the growth and development of the union, especially its impact on newly established state structures?
How do members feel about his continuous stampeding on resolutions concerning the welfare of the union members?
It is a fundamental principle of the trade to promote unity, democracy, independence, and respect for the union constitution, while the President must leadership direction to the union and the General secretary reports administrative activities to the President, the CWC, and the NEC from time to time, to ensure proper and smooth running of the organization. This is also embedded in the Memorandum of Understanding that was enacted to resolve the misconceptions about rank and file in the union by the registrar of the trade union. Yet, the General Secretary Comrade Ayoade has continued to violate both the constitutional provisions and the rules applicable to this Memorandum of Understanding. His disregard for the law has clearly shown that, if allowed to persist, will degenerate into a chaotic menace that will impede the growth of the union.
The general secretary proclaims of self-serving agenda that threatens and denies the union support from international labour organizations on the ground that a certain 10% of grants accessible and available to this organization for the union must be given to him otherwise the program meant for this fund have to be discontinued.
In reality, this will be the first time in the history of trade unionism that a General Secretary of a union will choose to consistently abuse power and rule over the majority of the CWC resolution as an individual, over the past 9 months, General Secretary Ayoade has presented several administrative challenges to the union despite the constitutional provisions that spelled out the responsibility of a General Secretary, raised false alarm, conspiracy and the threat of division.
The common explaination and practice behind the General Secretary’s behavior is the idea of blocs and threat to factionalize the union, he believes, as the leader of a defunct bloc NUPABTW that renounced early application in writing just like NARCORP and PEDPAN at the federal ministry of labour for the formation of AUATON, rank himself on the same level with the president and feel unquetionable and unanswerable to the president and the CWC, he adopted and addresses himself internationally with the unconstitutional title of secretary general of the union and vice president of IAATW position that’s, unknow to the union, and in contravention of (Article 30 sec13 of AUATON constitution) rather than a general secretary, and in most cases refuse or reject the lawful resolution of the CWC in a clear contravention and violation of (Article 2:i, ii, 9B:1,4,5 9c,1, 16A;5,16D:iv, ix,xi,xii) of the union constitution and in violation of the function of the CWC, president, General Secretary and memorandum of understanding jointly signed and witnessed by the registrar of the trade union.
I hereby request and plead the honorable CWC as a matter of urgency in the overall interest of our members and to save the union from anarchy, destruction, and failure to meet the overall objective of the union, to usurp the constitutional authority of the union and apply the rules governing the memorandum of understanding on this petition, hereby present the following claims against the General Secretary comrade Ayoade Ibrahim for immediate investigation, consideration, and punishment applying the provisions of the constitution, ministry of labour MOU, and relevant labour act.
I Hon, Comrade Fred Enaikhe Aleburu, on behalf of the CWC respectfully move a motion for immediate suspension and expulsion of the General Secretary in accordance with the union constitution and Memorandum of Understanding signed by all the members of the central Working Committee and the registrar of trade unions bearing witness on the day of 15/12/2023.
I further move that the disciplinary committee should investigate and fair hearing to the General Secretary, and the committee should submit their findings and recommendations to the Central Working Committee for review, and such recommendations should be provided to the National Executive Council for consideration in accordance with the union constitution.
Hon.Comrade Fred Enaikhe Aleburu
National Auditor,
Chairman Committee on
Action, Protocol, Investigations, Policy and Security
The central working committee led by the national president comrade Damola Adeniran wants to reassure our members across the nation, partners, and allies that AUATON remains one indivisible union, our focus is the major responsibilities that bother on the welfare of our members as we restore sanity and dignity to the union through constitutional means, the union will ensure that details of this resolution are made available to the right authority and caution members of the public and member of the press not to in any way deal with Ayoade Ibrahim from this date on behalf of Amalgamated Union of App-Based Transporters of Nigeria(AUATON), he currently does not represent the union as General Secretary or in any capacity.
Great AUATWON… united we are stronger.
Comrade Jossy Adaraniwon
Chairman Media, Publicity, and Technical Committee.

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The Amalgamated Union of app-based transporters of Nigeria(AUATON) lamented the gruesome and incessant killing of its members in some parts of the country, particularly the ravage killing of three members of the union in Porthacout Rivers state and another member in Galadimawa Abuja yesterday.

The incident in the Porthacout metropolis involved three of our member working on the bolt app, seem like a coordinated attack as the killing and rubbery happened on the same day between the hours of 7.30 pm to 10 pm in Wopara Street, Old GRA, and Abakiliki by Nanka street and Diobu respectively.

The attack that led to the death of comrade Emmanual Daniel was a shocking one as he was said to be driving to a pickup location where he was attacked after receiving a call from the passenger to highlight at the point and his car was snatched away leaving behind a wife and three children, comrade Roland Asuru and comrade John Okon were both shot dead and their car was snatched away by this suspected rubbers leaving the members of their family to disarray, there was another failed attempted to snatch member of app-base based transporters yesterday broad day light at GRA, CFC Roundsbout, and Ekeme, igbo-Etc tohe Junction Porthacourt according comrade Lorencia AUATON Exco Porthacourt.

According to comrade, Jossy Adaraniwon, AUATON Media chairman, There was another report of brutal killing and car snatching on our member in Abuja yesterday at the Galadimawa area of Abuja

It is pathetic and unacceptable that within two days app-based transporters of Nigeria will lose four of their members and seven cars in the course of carrying out essential service to members of the public due to inadequate security measures and intelligence to avert the plans of these deadly rubbers.
The union has been making a call on the app companies as part of a measure to prevent security breaches to profile riders adequately by making means of national ID a prerequisite for all passengers before they can board or take a rider on the app but they have been very adamant and watches our members to die a preventable death even without justice and compensation.

As a registered trade union with the responsibility to protect our members against preventable circumstances like this, we are making a call on the federal government as a matter of urgent to direct the Ministry of Transport, science, and Digital Economy or any relevant ministry to direct these application companies to captured NIN of the passenger before ordering a ride, at the same time work with the union on the regulatory framework for the industry, we are also calling the governor of River state, FCT minister and the police authority to facilitate investigation and bring these deadly killers to book while we the family of this deceased are compensated adequately by the government and app-company.
We sympathize with these families and also call on our members to be security conscious at all times as we approve the festive season of the year.

Solidarity forever.
National President.
Comrade Adedamola Adeniran

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