November 29, 2022

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Proposed strike by Lagos drivers on hold, reconciliatory meeting Wednesday

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Hon Sola Giwa, Special Adviser on Transportation, to Lagos State Governor Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu

In giving speedy attention to the threat of a seven day strike in Lagos State, by the “Joint Drivers Welfare Association of Nigeria” (JDWAN), a meeting was held last Friday, with the group and another scheduled for Wednesday 2nd November, with all interest groups in the commercial transportation business in Lagos State.

The Lagos State Government dignified the relatively unknown group by granting it audience. Although not affiliated to NURTW, and RTEAN, but it was observed preponderant number of members of the group at the meeting last Friday were from the Badagry division area of Lagos State.

According to a statement from the office of the Special Adviser to the governor on transportation, Hon Sola Giwa, the meeting became necessary following the planned seven-day job boycott by the drivers over alleged “harassment and extortion by motor parks and garages management”.

The statement expressed optimism with a view to finding permanent solutions to the issues raised by the Association which included “harassment and extortion by motor parks and garages management”.

At the meeting last Friday, the State Government urged the drivers to continue their daily routine without fear of molestation and intimidation as security agencies have been directed to maintain law and order.
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Government representatives from the Ministry of Transportation, led by Hon Sola Giwa, S.A. to the Governor on transportation, urged the drivers to continue their daily routine without fear of molestation and intimidation as security agencies have been directed to maintain law and order.

The state government however cautioned that, 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.

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