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Ogun tipper drivers protest extortion

16 June 2015, 18:32

Ogun - Some tipper drivers in Ogun State have protested against alleged extortion by some officials of the state government, Punch reports.

The drivers, under the aegis of the First Nigeria Tipper and Lorry Driver’s Association, said they were being excessively charged for every job they undertook.

They said they were initially paying N2 600 per trip to the officials, but on last Wednesday, the group stormed their park in Aseese Tipper Garage on the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway and said the money had been increased to N5 000.

Also read: Ekiti ruler protests power outage in community

The drivers threatened that if the situation was not addressed and the new fees reversed, they would shut down the expressway.

The increment was to be shared between the government and some miners, who were not adequately remunerated for their labour.

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