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Commuters stranded as Lagos commercial drivers protest

Numerous commuters find themselves stranded as Lagos commercial drivers stage a protest against the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority and Task Force on Monday. The drivers have initiated this strike to express their discontent with alleged extortion practices, citing concerns about unfair treatment and financial burdens. Our correspondent, who closely followed the unfolding events, observed that the protest has led to widespread disruptions at various bus stops and motor parks across Lagos State.

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The low turnout of commercial vehicles in the region has significantly impacted the daily commute for many residents. Commuters are left grappling with the unexpected inconvenience, unsure of when normal transportation services will resume. The protest underscores the tensions between commercial drivers and the authorities responsible for traffic management and enforcement in Lagos.

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As the situation unfolds, both commuters and drivers alike are grappling with the implications of the strike. The need for a resolution that addresses the grievances of the drivers while ensuring the smooth flow of transportation in the state becomes increasingly urgent. The ongoing protest serves as a stark reminder of the complex challenges inherent in maintaining a balanced and fair regulatory environment in a bustling metropolis like Lagos.

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