The National Union of Road Transport Workers (NUTRW), Lagos state chapter has warned members not to inflict additional hardship on Lagos over the Lagos state restrictions of Motorcycles and tricycle in some major high-ways in the state.
The Chairman, Lagos State NUTRW chapter, Alh. Musiliu Akinsanya, “Mc Oluomo” in a statement obtained by our correspondent on Monday called on members not to increase the cost of transportation in state, stating that the Union tends to meet with the Lagos state government to find a workable solution to the Okada menace in the state.
According to him, “Our attention has been drawn to some drivers indiscriminately increasing the prices of their services due to the recent Lagos State government over the ban of motorcycles and tricycles in some parts of Lagos State.
“Our members are hereby informed that the leadership of the Union has not approved or in anyway support any upward review in the cost of transportation from different locations within Lagos.
“There is no price increase and no Commercial drivers or member of the NURTW should inflict additional burden on the good people of Lagos by increasing their transport fare. Any drivers or union member found to be taking undue advantage of the situation by indiscriminately increasing transport fare will be dealt with.
“The leadership of the Union will meet with the state government and appropriate stakeholders to find a workable solution to the Okada menace that necessited the ban in the first place.
“Union members are once again implored to be patient and avoid violence at all cost and embrace peace.”