Lagos wades into commercial drivers' strike


Lagosians stranded after commercial drivers began strike

The Lagos State Government has waded into the strike embarked upon by commercial drivers in the state which left many Lagosians stranded on Monday.

The strike will continue tomorrow. The commercial drivers, under the aegis of the Joint Drivers Welfare Association of Nigeria (JDWAN), withdrew their services across the state over excessive charges by the government.

But the government said it was currently finding solution to resolve issue at hand.

Sola Giwa, Special Adviser to the Governor on Transportation, in a statement on Monday said sequel to the announcement by JDWAN to embark on a seven-day strike starting, the government invited its leadership to a meeting on Friday 28th October, 2022, despite its non-affiliation to any of the transport unions known by the State Government, i.e NURTW and RTEAN.

“Most of the union members at the meeting were from the Badagry axis and it was resolved that the meeting be adjourned till Wednesday, 2nd November, 2022 to have a larger house (the Unions inclusive) and resolve the matter amicably.

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“The outcome of the 2nd November, 2022 Meeting will be made known to the public.

“The State Government urges drivers to continue their daily routine without fear of molestation and intimidation as security agencies have been directed to maintain law and order.

“Those who are taking advantage of the situation to raise fares are warned to desist from doing so or face the consequences of their illegal actions,” he said.


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