by Damilola Agekameh
In the wake of the ban on motorcycles and tricycles known as Okada and Keke Marwa respectively, the Chairman of the National Union of Road Transport Workers, (NURTW), Lagos branch, Alh. Musiliu Ayinde Akunsanya, aka Mc Oluomo has reacted to the development.
According to the Union boss, his team has entered into discussions with the Lagos State to review the ban and restriction on motorcycle and tricycle riders in the state.
He added he was also meeting with bus drivers not to
increase bus fares, which could worsen the effect of the ban on commuters
“Our attention has been drawn to some drivers indiscriminately increasing the
prices of their services due to the recent Lagos State government ban of
motorcycles and tricycles in some parts of Lagos State.”
He continued saying; “Our members are hereby informed that the leadership of the Union does not approve or in any way 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. Union members are once again implored to be patient and avoid violence at all cost and embrace peace,” MC Oluomo added.