Strike By Lagos Bus Drivers Enters Fourth Day
The ongoing withdrawal of service by commercial buses drivers in Lagos metropolis, enters the fourth day, leaving thousands of commuters stranded at various bus stops in the city.
The drivers, under the auspices of Joint Drivers Welfare Association of Nigeria, decided to continue with the strike, following the deadlock of the meeting of their leaders with Lagos State Government’s officials on Wednesday.
The association’s president, Abiodun Akinlade said the meeting was inconclusive, because leaders of the National Union of Road Transport Workers and National Road Transport Employers Association left before they arrived at the meeting.
He ask Lagos commuters to bear with the drivers who could not continue working for those who he accused of feeding fat on their sweat.
The meeting was rescheduled to hold on Friday.
Among other issues, the drivers are protesting the extortion by Lagos State Park Management and Touts at bus stops and several locations in the city.