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Just In: Lagos Drivers Suspend Strike

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The leadership of Joint Drivers Welfare Association of Nigeria, JDWAN, has suspended its warning strike.

Recall that members of JDWAN, had embarked on a seven day warning strike on Monday, over alleged extortion by officials of the Lagos State Park and Garages Management on the roads in the state.

The JDWAN leadership, led by Akintade Abiodun, directed their members to return to work at the end of a crucial stakeholders’ meeting with representatives of the state government led by Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Transportation, MOT, Engr. Gbolahan Toriola, held at the ministry’s conference hall, Alausa, Ikeja.

In the wake of the strike action, the state government had summoned the leadership of the union for a meeting, with the aim of resolving amicably the grievances.

Meanwhile, the state government and the transport union leadership agreed to reschedule the meeting to allow for a larger participation as members of Lagos State Parks and Garages, led by Musiliu Akinsanya, popularly called MC Oluomo, were absent after waiting endlessly for JDWAN members.

JDWAN at the end of the meeting, directed other transport unions to resume operations. They include: Ibile Drivers Stakeholders Association of Nigeria, DSWAN, Mega City Drivers Welfare Association of Nigeria,MCDWA, Federal Assisted Mass Transit Incorporation, FAMTI, Owners, Drivers and Conductors Association, ODCA, Commercial Bus Drivers and Owners Operators of Lagos, CBDOP, Mini Bus Drivers Welfare Association, MNDWA, had on Monday, embarked on a seven day warning strike action to press home their demands.

Permanent Secretary Ministry of Transportation, Engr. Gbolahan Toriola, when contacted, told Vanguard that the state government was determined to end the strike action as soon as possible.

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