Commuters Groan In Lagos As Commercial Bus Drivers Embark On 7-Day Boycott Of Transport Services
- October 31, 2022
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Some commuters were stranded in Lagos State on Monday as commercial bus drivers under the aegis of the Joint Drivers Welfare Association of Nigeria commenced a seven-day boycott of Lagos roads.
The drivers are observing the boycott over alleged extortion by men of the motor parks and garages management in the state. These pictures are from the Berger area of Lagos.
Many travelers and passenger were stranded in Lagos State on Monday 31st October, 2022 as commercial bus drivers commenced a seven-day strike The strike is due to the alleged extortion by the men of Moorpark’s and garages management in the State.
Recall that the commercial drivers in Nigeria’s economic nerve center, Lagos State, under the umbrella of the Joint Drivers Welfare Association Of Nigeria (JDWAN), had declared a 7-day boycott of transport services in protest against arbitrary levies imposed on members by the State government.
According to the Association, the seven-day boycott would start on Monday, October 31 and end on November 6, 2022.
In a statement issued on Sunday 30th October 2022, signed by its National Leader, Akintade Abiodun, the Association lamented payment of illegal fees and collection of high levies from their members by government officials, which they said had increased the cost of living in Lagos.