Lagos govt to address demands of commercial drivers

Lagos govt to address demands of commercial drivers

The Lagos State Government says it is looking into the demands of the Joint Drivers Welfare Association of Nigeria (JDWAN), with a view to finding permanent solutions to the issues raised.

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Following the drivers’ planned seven-day job boycott; the Special Adviser to the Governor on Transportation, Mr. Sola Giwa, disclosed that it was imperative to address their concerns.

Giwa claimed that the alleged harassment and extortion by management staff at auto parks and garages around the state was the cause of the job boycott.

He said that sequel to the announcement by JDWAN to embark on the strike, starting from October 31; the state government, through the Ministry of Transportation, had invited its leadership to a meeting on Friday, October 28, 2022.

According to him, the invitation is in spite of the government’s non-affiliation to any of the transport unions, such as NURTW and RTEAN, known to the state.

“Most of the union members at the meeting were from the Badagry axis. It was resolved that the meeting be adjourned till Wednesday.

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“This is to have a larger house, which will include representatives of other recognised unions; with a view to resolving the matter amicably,” Giwa said.

He said that the outcome of the meeting scheduled to hold on Wednesday would be made known to the public.

Giwa, therefore, urged members of JDWAN to continue their daily routine without fear of molestation and intimidation; as security agencies had also 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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