Lagos Govt Meets Striking Drivers Wednesday

The Lagos State government on Monday said that it is set to address the concerns of the striking commercial bus drivers and has scheduled another meeting with them for Wednesday.

The drivers under the aegis of Joint Drivers Welfare Association Of Nigeria had embarked on a seven-day boycott of Lagos roads over extortion by members of the state’s Parks and Garages Management Committee.

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In a statement via it’s Facebook page, the government said, “The Lagos State Government is looking into the demands of the Joint Drivers Welfare Association of Nigeria, with a view to finding permanent solutions to the issues raised by the Association.”

According to the special adviser to the governor on transportation, Sola Giwa, most of the union members at the first meeting held on Friday, were from the Badagry area and it was resolved that the meeting be adjourned till Wednesday, to have a larger house, which will include representatives of other recognised unions.
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