Truck drivers have conto decry traumatic experiences from the lingering gridlock on Lagos ports access roads.
Truckers, a vital component of the logistics supply chain, on Saturday appealed to the Federal and Lagos State Governments to address the situation to save their lives and their means of livelihood.
The haulage operators under the aegis of Containerised Truck Owners (CTO) told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos that they were being extorted by security agencies while truck drivers were subjected to inhuman conditions.
They said that long queues encountered by truck drivers negatively affected their health and their vehicles.
CTO is a nascent amalgam of the Association of Maritime Truck Owners (AMATO) and the Container Truck Owners Association of Nigeria (COTOAN). NAN reports that chieftains of the association have been holding meetings over the gridlock which keeps trucks about a month on port access roads.
The latest of such meetings was on Friday.
In a communique they issued after the meeting, CTO said: “We are hereby using this platform to beg the Federal and Lagos State Governments to urgently look into our plight, which has resulted in the following. “Untimely death of truck drivers while in the queues of parked haulage vehicles and the inability of the drivers on those parked truck queues to bathe, eat, sleep and rest adequately@politics360 @akinwunmiambode #politicsthreesixty #naija2019election #Asovilla #lifeisbeautiful #hustlersquare #abuja #lagos #Yabaleftonline #Krakstv #lagosnigeria
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