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Commercial drivers protest LASTMA’s extortion, leaving commuters stranded

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A protest by commercial bus drivers in Lagos against alleged extortion by Task Force and the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) on Monday has left commuters stuck.

Information Agege, Iyana Ipaja, and Egbeda are among the areas in the state that Nigeria believes were affected.

Commercial drivers went on strike to protest extortion, leaving commuters delayed, as witnessed in multiple videos.

According to a statement released by Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer Benjamin Hundeyin, the police met with representatives of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) on Sunday, and another meeting is scheduled for today.

“The Lagos State Police Command has finished a stakeholders’ meeting geared at handling the anticipated Monday, November 13 protest by public transport drivers in Lagos State.

However, the drivers’ legitimate complaints were thoroughly examined during the meeting attended by the heads of the police, the Lagos State Government, LASTMA, and the NURTW.

At the end of the discussion, all parties involved committed to working together to guarantee that truck drivers abide by state traffic regulations and that police officers’ abuses of power are contained. The NURTW has also scheduled a larger meeting for Monday, November 13, 2023.

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