Commuters stranded as commercial drivers protest against taskforce in Lagos

Commuters stranded as commercial drivers protest against taskforce in Lagos

Commuters in Lagos on Tuesday, September 1, woke up to a rude shock as commercial drivers refused to convey them to their destinations over what they described as high level of extortion by the personnel of the state task force.

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The drivers who carried placards called for an end to the taskforce.

According to a driver who identified himself as Friday at Igando area of Lagos, taskforce members have made it their hobby to raid them indiscriminately.

He said they have to pay a minimum of N35,000 before their buses are released. He said the drivers can no longer tolerate the maltreatment again.

Commuters stranded as commercial drivers protest against taskforce in Lagos

Commercial drivers have protested against taskforce in Lagos state
Source: UGC

Another driver who spoke to Legit.ng in the same area said that the time has come for the state government to disband the Lagos taskforce.

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Commuters stranded as commercial drivers protest against taskforce in Lagos

Commuters are now stranded as commercial drivers protest against taskforce in Lagos
Source: UGC

Francis Nnwadu added that the taskforce has become a menace in their lives and because of them, they (drivers) can not function maximally.

Commuters stranded as commercial drivers protest against taskforce in Lagos

The protesters want an end to taskforce
Source: UGC

"How much do we make that the taskforce people continue to frustrate us. This harassment must stop and the state government must disband Lagos taskforce. They are making life unbearable for us," he said.

Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that the chairman of NURTW Lagos branch, MC Olumo, celebrated his daughter, Falilat Seun Akinsanya as she bagged a degree from the University of Miami.

In a post on his Instagram account on Saturday, May 9, he spoke about how he is so proud of her and how the whole family wishes her further successes and achievements.

He also used the opportunity to pray that every parent will reap from the labour they have invested in bringing up their children.

Legit.ng had also reported that the Lagos state House of Assembly warned members of NURTW in the state to desist from violence.

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The lawmakers said the union would risk proscription if its members persist in making troubles in the state.

Some members of the union had earlier staged a protest to the Assembly, rejecting the emergence of Musiliu Akinsanya, popularly known as M.C Oluomo, as the chairman caretaker committee of the union.

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