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Lagos Drivers Strike: Government Finally Takes a Stand, Makes Crucial Announcement On Price Hike


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Lagos bus drivers strike: State to intervene, warns against price hikes

The Government of has promised the Joint Drivers Welfare Association of Nigeria (JDWAN) that it would look into their requests to halt their strike action.

The state government revealed this in a statement on Monday night.

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They also cautioned drivers to stop raising prices as a result of the circumstance or face the repercussions of their illegal activities.

- Government’s statement:

Following the drivers’ seven-day job boycott, Mr. Sola Giwa, the governor’s special adviser on transportation, notes that the state government is responding to the demands of the Joint Drivers Welfare Association of Nigeria (JDWAN).


According to Giwa, management staff at auto parks and garages around the state are allegedly harassing and extorting workers, which is why a walkout is being planned.

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He asserted that none of the transport unions, including NURTW and RTEAN, are associated with the state government.

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More on the Lagos Drivers Strike 

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The majority of the union members in attendance came from the Badagry axis, and it was decided to postpone the meeting until Wednesday.

Giwa explained that the purpose of the larger house was to include representatives from other recognised unions in an effort to settle the issue amicably.

Given that a second gathering would take place on Wednesday, the state government advised JDWAN members to go about their everyday activities without fear of harassment and intimidation.

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He continued, “Those who are abusing the circumstance to hike fares are cautioned to abstain from doing so or face the repercussions of their unlawful activities.

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