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Lagos Tanker Drivers’ To Pass Forward With Strike As Government Talks Fails

The Petroleum Tankers Drivers Affiliation (PTDA) will move forward with its deliberate strike which starts on Monday (the next day to come) because the frame fails to succeed in an settlement with the Lagos State Govt.

This used to be made recognized on Sunday by way of the Nationwide Chairman of PTDA, Mr Salimonu Oladiti in Ibadan, Oyo State capital.

He instructed the Punch that the Lagos govt has failed to deal with problems which compelled the drivers to devise to embark on an indefinite strike.

“We don’t have a lot to mention. If the problems of extortion and harassment of our participants are addressed, we received’t move on strike but when the problems aren’t addressed, we can move on with it,” Oladiti mentioned.

“We aren’t glad to disrupt gasoline provide as a result of we all know the impact however we can not proceed to deal with the issues.

“Safety brokers and hoodlums are extorting our participants and officers of the Lagos State Visitors Control use taser on our drivers and this may kill.

“We have now been attempting to deal with this for a very long time however it’s got to some extent that our participants are accusing us of feeling unconcerned about their welfare. So, there’s not anything we will do than to head forward with the strike.

“We have now been reporting to the federal government however not anything has pop out of it. The state govt referred to as us to a gathering however not anything got here out of the assembly. We’re nonetheless looking forward to them to name any other assembly.

“We will be able to nonetheless provide our calls for to them and if they’re in a position to deal with them and we see their dedication, we can now not move forward with the strike. But when they don’t seem to be in a position, then there is not any going again at the strike.”