Trouble for Commuters as Lagos Drivers Lament Extortion, Threatens to Boycott Roads

Trouble for Commuters as Lagos Drivers Lament Extortion, Threatens to Boycott Roads

  • Lagos bus drivers are not happy with the current leadership in the state as they decry ill-treatment in their daily activities
  • The aggrieved drivers who are unhappy over the money being collected from them by motor parks and garages management have given the government a seven-day ultimatum
  • This they noted in a statement and threatened to boycott major roads if their demands are not met

Lagos drivers, under the aegis of the Joint Drivers Welfare Association of Nigeria, have threatened a boycott of roads from October 31, 2022, over alleged extortion by motor parks and garages management.

In a statement made available to The Punch, on Friday, October 21, JDWAN called for seven days mass protest and a total boycott.

According to the statement, the aggrieved drivers are seeking an end to what it described as excessive extortion and harassment of drivers at various bus stops, garages and parks in Lagos, and asked the government to intervene.

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Lagos state drivers, motorparks and garages management
Lagos drivers have threatened mass protest on roads, over alleged extortion, they however urged the state government to do the needful. Photo credit: Lagos State Government
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The drivers lament bitterly over extortion, called on govt for assistance on the matter

They listed the points of alleged extortions to include: Badagry, Mile 2, Seme, Ogijo, Ikorodu, Ikeja, Agric Bus Stop and many parts of the state, saying they paid as high as N5000 and N7100 at some places.

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The statement was signed by JDWAN’s National Leader, Chairman, Secretary and Assistant Secretary; Akintade Abiodun, Opeyemi Suleiman, Ajimatanarareje Feyisayo, and Taofeek Hassan respectively.

“This is to notify members of the public and the Lagos State Government over multiple and excessive extortions by the motor parks and garages management.
“We have been sentenced to the extortion and violent harassment by the state transport agencies – Lagos State motor parks and garages management and Lagos State caretaker committee,” the statement partly read.

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OKNaira sends ₦77,000 to man without applying for loan, says he must pay ₦120,000 in 6 days or face disgrace

In another development, Abraham Oladipupo, a Nigerian resident in Ibadan, Oyo state, has raised alarm after getting ₦77,325.00 loan from an online app, OKNaira, without applying.

Oladipupo shared the details of the ₦77,325.00 alert he got from the loan app on his Facebook page on Saturday, October 22.

Noting that he never registered on OKNaira let alone applied for a loan, Oladipupo said he quickly searched for the app online and sent an email to notify them of the alert.

18-year-old Lagos bus conductor who won chess contest gets extra N200k, accommodation promise from kind woman reported earlier that more luck has smiled on the teen bus conductor, Adeoye Fawaz, who won a chess championship organized by the Chess in the Slum initiative.

Days ago, the boy who lives under Oshodi bridge was celebrated after he was declared a winner. His friends and family in the hood carried him shoulder-high as he held his trophy.

Following that triumph, a Nigerian woman, Adebola Olubamiji, sent the sum of N200,000 to the young boy to add to whatever sum he must have won.


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