The Chairman of Lagos State Parks and Garages, Musiliu Akinsanya, aka MC Oluomo, has said transport operators will not be part of the protest by the Nigerian Labour Congress, NLC.
MC Oluomo said transport operators wouldn’t join the protest because the Lagos State government has produced a conducive environment for them to operate.
He noted that the state government has provided some interventions for commercial transport operators.
A statement by MC Oluomo reads partly: “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 union i.e. the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and the Trade Union Congress (TUC) to call workers out on a 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.
“Lagos State Government has provided a conducive atmosphere for our operations. There is, therefore, no reason for us to join any strike that may threaten the peace of the State.
“We at Lagos State Parks and Garages, therefore, equivocally say no to any form of strike and protest by any group or organized labour.”
NLC would embark on a nationwide protest, today, Wednesday, over the hike in the pump price of fuel.
The hike in fuel price followed the subsidy removal by President Bola Tinubu.