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Commercial Drivers suspend strike in Lagos

The Joint Drivers Welfare Association of Nigeria has suspended its strike in Lagos.

Many commercial vehicles in Lagos have returned to carrying passengers and their operations on Saturday have eased movement of goods and people compared to the past five days while the protest was ongoing.

Those who participated in the action include operators of mini buses, Mazda buses, LT, coaster buses, federal mass assisted transit, T4 and cars, as they were expected to remove their vehicles from all Lagos roads for one week.

The strike was briefly called off to allow the Association and members of the Lagos State Parks and Garden Management Committee come up with a lasting solution to the issues of extortion and harassment.

The drivers association had on Monday 31st, October, embarked on a seven-day protest and boycott of services over what they called multiple and  excessive extortion and violent harassment by members of the Lagos State Parks and Garages Management Committee.

Reporting by Victor Okiche; Editing by Oluwaseyi Ajibade/Annabel Nwachukwu