CITIZENS COMPASS —Lagos State Government and stakeholders
in the transportation sector have met with the Lagos State Police Command over a peaceful protest scheduled to take place on Monday, November 13, 2023.
According to a flier by the drivers, the protest is targeted against the perceived high handedness of Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA), Zone 20 Headquarters in Agege, Abule-Egba, Iyana-Ipaja, Egbeda and Agbado at 6a.m to 4p.m respectively.
The flier enjoined transporters to stay off the road all through the period.
“Members should pass this message to all that there will not be work on Monday from 6a.m to 4p.m from Agege, Iyana-Ioaja, Egbeda, Abule-Egba and Agbado on tje 13th of November, 2023.
” All buses should stay off road. “
However, a stakeholders’ meeting with the Police took place over the weekend to address the grievances of the transporters.
This was disclosed in a statement signed by spokesperson, Lagos State Police Command, Benjamin Hundeyin, and posted on his X account popularly known as Twitter on Sunday, November 12, 2023.
He said the leadership of LASTMA and National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) were present at the meeting.
“At the meeting attended by the leadership of the Police Command, Lagos State Government, LASTMA, and the NURTW, germane issues and concerns raised by the drivers were critically looked into.
“The stakeholders, at the conclusion of the meeting, agreed to work together to ensure obedience to all traffic laws on the part of the transporters and the checkmating of excesses of law enforcement officers within the state.
“In addition, the NURTW agreed to a larger meeting tomorrow, Monday, November 13, 2023.
“The Lagos State Police Command uses this medium to assure Lagosians that the command had made adequate deployments in line with prioritising their safety and security while encouraging them to go about their lawful duties without fear of harassment or intimidation.”