As organised labour groups commenced its nationwide protest today, the Lagos State Parks and Garages Management Committee has declared that its members will not join the protest.
The decision of the Lagos State Parks and Garages Management Committee not to join the nationwide strike was made know by its Chairman, Alhaji Musiliu Akinsanya, also known as MC Oluomo, at a meeting with transport union leaders and operators.
Akinsanya during the meeting announced relief measures for commercial bus drivers and passengers to cushion the effects of the fuel subsidy removal by the Federal Government.
He said: “We, the state executives and the entire members of Lagos State Parks and Garages met today in Lagos to review the situation in the country, particularly in Lagos, following the oil subsidy removal by the Federal Government.
“After much deliberations and review, we discussed the high cost of food, transport fares and other areas of public interest, in particular, the plan by the organised Labour unions i.e. the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and the Trade Union Congress (TUC) to call workers out on strike action.
“After a careful discussion, we concluded that we will not be part of any strike or protest rally being planned to draw the Federal Government’s attention to the issue being debated in the country.
“All transport family and members will be at work to convey people to their various destinations without problem because Lagos State Government has announced some interventions in the sector.”