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Lagosians pictured Stranded As Drivers Begin Seven-Day Strike

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Lagosians pictured Stranded As Drivers Begin Seven-Day Strike

Some commuters were seen stranded in Lagos State on Monday as commercial bus drivers under the aegis of the Joint Drivers Welfare Association of Nigeria commenced a seven-day boycott of Lagos roads.

The drivers are observing the boycott over alleged extortion by men of the motor parks and garage management in the state.

The pictures below are from the Berger area of Lagos.

Increases in the costs of transport fares in parts of Lagos have been observed as some driver withdrew their services.

Along the Lagos-Badagry Expressway, a trip from First Gate bus stop to Orile, that used to go for ₦150, the minibusses drivers now charge ₦250. From Mile 2 to Ketu/Mile 12 is now ₦500 from ₦400.

NaijNaira also understands that the few commercial buses plying between Lagos and Ogun States via the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway now charge ₦800 for any bus stop from Berger Bus stop.

The drivers under the aegis of the Joint Drivers Welfare Association Of Nigeria are boycotting Lagos roads for seven days to protest extortion by members of the Lagos State Parks and Garages Management Committee.

This article was updated 6 days ago

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