Okada/ Keke Ban: Lagos NURTW Boss, MC Oluomo, Cautions Commercial Drivers Not To Increase Transport Fares

Chairman of National Union of Road Transport Workers , Lagos state, Alhaji Musiliu Akinsanya, aka MC Oluomo, has cautioned the NURTW across the state not to use the ban on Okada and Keke Marwa in the state to increase their fare.

NURTW in a statement issued and signed by Oluomo, said there was no price increase and that commercial drivers should not inflict another hardship on commuters by increasing their fare arbitrarily.

“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 approve 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.” The statement said.

Below is the full text of the statement.

03/02/2020

PRESS RELEASE 

*LAGOS STATE GOVERNMENT BAN ON MOTOCYCLES AND TRICYCLES.*

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 approve 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.

GOD BLESS NURTW 

GOD BLESS LAGOS STATE 

GOD BLESS NIGERIA 

GOD BLESS YOU ALL.

Thanks you 

Signed:

Alh. Musiliu Ayinde Akinsanya, “Mc Oluomo”

Chairman Lagos State NUTRW chapter.

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