The meeting of the Lagos State Government representatives with striking members of the Joint Drivers Welfare Association of Nigeria JDWAN has been adjourned till Friday.
This is also as JDWAN has said that its strike action also continues pending the Friday meeting.
These were disclosed in a statement issued late Wednesday by JDWAN National Leader, Abiodun Akintade, some hours after the drivers’ meeting with the statement government, represented by the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Transportation, Abdulhafiz Toriola.
According to JDWAN, representatives of the National Union of Road Transport Workers and the Road Transport Employers Association were reportedly around, “but left before our arrival.”
“We made our presentation on the situations that caused the strike and our demands. The government’s team feigned sympathy with us. They, however, said they wanted us to have both representatives of the NURTW and the RTEAN to also be in the negotiations so they could present their own sides of the story,” Akintade said in the statement.
“So, the meeting was adjourned till Friday by 12pm at the Alausa Secretariat,” he added.
Commercial drivers in Lagos state had on Monday, October 31, 2022, embarked on a seven-day warning strike to protest alleged extortions and harassments by members of the Lagos State Parks and Garages Management Committee.