Following the protest on Monday by Lagos commercial drivers against the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority and Task Force, hundreds of commuters are still stuck.
It was learned that the walkout was started by the commercial drivers in opposition to extortion.
The poor turnout of commercial cars in Lagos State has left passengers stranded at numerous bus stations and motor parks, according to journalists, who was monitoring the event.
An earlier report had it that a stakeholders’ meeting, called by the Lagos State Police Command, was held to discuss the public transport drivers’ anticipated Monday, November 13 protest in Lagos State on Sunday.
Relevant issues and concerns mentioned by the drivers were thoroughly examined at the meeting that was attended by the leadership of the Police Command, the Lagos State Government, LASTMA, and the NURTW.
At the end of the conference, the parties decided to collaborate in order to make sure that carriers follow all traffic laws and that the state’s law enforcement agencies are held accountable for their actions. Furthermore, the NURTW decided to hold a larger meeting on Monday, November 13, 2023, which is today.
At the meeting were Deputy Commissioners of Police Waheed Ayilara (SCID), Fatai Tijani (Operations), Khan Salihu (Administration), Commander Rapid Response Squad (RRS) – CSP Yinka Egbeyemi, Commander Taskforce – CSP Shola Jejeloye. Others are Honourable Sola Giwa – the Special Adviser to the Governor on Transportation, Mr Bolaji Oreagba – General Manager LASTMA, delegates of NURTW Lagos Chapter led by Alhaji Sulyman Ojora (Kudeti) amongst others.
The Lagos State Police Command uses this medium to assure Lagosians that the Command has made adequate deployments in line with prioritizing their safety and security, while encouraging them to go about their lawful duties without fear of harassment or intimidation.