Lagos drivers, below the aegis of the Joint Drivers Association of Nigeria (JDWAN), Lagos State Chapter, has placed on maintain its deliberate seven days warning strike which was slated for Monday, October 31, 2022.
Information Nigeria learnt that JDWAN suspended the proposed warning strike after a gathering that they had with the Lagos State Government on Friday.
The affiliation was demanding an finish to the extreme extortion, over-taxation, and harassment of drivers at bus stops, garages and parks within the state by storage boys, touts, and members of Lagos State Parks and Management Committee led by Musiliu Akinsanya aka MC Oluomo, in connivance with regulation enforcement companies within the state.
Speaking with Information Nigeria on Saturday, Adedapo Ajimatanarareje, the General Secretary of JDWAN mentioned, “The governor called us yesterday, and we were directed to the Parks Management Committee headed by retired AIG Hakeem Odumosu, the Lagos State Ministry of Transportation also called us yesterday.”
“We tendered our complaints to them they usually appealed to us that they may name us for dialogue, that we should always maintain on, till when they may name the opposite events involved with our situation, to listen to from them earlier than they name all of us for a spherical desk to iron issues out.
“Since the government has called us to intervene in the matter, we decided to put our strike on hold until when then the government will call all of us. They promised to call us this coming week. If they resolve it, that means the strike will not go on, but pending the time they resolve the issue, we’ve put the strike on hold.”
Confirming to Information Nigeria that the state authorities had met with the affiliation to listen to their grievances with the purpose of resolving the matter, the State Commissioner for Information, Gbenga Omotosho, said that there was no want for panic was already investigating the matter.
“They showed up last night and the government had a meeting with them. They were complaining about unauthorised collection of monies on the highway,” Omotosho mentioned.
“The authorities has informed them that they’ve referred to as the reputable teams amongst them accumulating cash to seek out out what will be executed. The cash they’re accumulating from them that’s unlawful goes to be eliminated.
“They are coming back again for discussion, so let’s see how it goes. I don’t think there’s any reason for anybody to panic. The government is on top of the matter and we are making moves to see that those who may have been collecting money from them illegally, are stopped,” the commissioner added.
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