ENTRACO DRIVERS PROTEST AGAINST ALLEGED AUTOCRATIC MANAGEMENT

Enugu mapThe Enugu State Transport Company Limited, ENTRACO, drivers have called for a harmonized revalidation fee charged by the state government. They made the appeal when they marched to the entrance of the Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria, FRCN Enugu on a peaceful protest to air their views.

The aggrieved ENTRACO drivers chanted some solidarity songs and also displayed placards, which read; “we stand for equal revalidation fee”, “we say no to autocratic management”, “we say no to yearly revalidation”, “we resist illicit exploitation” among others.

When approached by Radio Nigeria, two of the drivers, Mr. ChigozieAneke and Evangelist Christian Chiemezie lamented that they had been forced to stop work due to the exorbitant charges levied on them. In an interview with the Managing Director, ENTRACO, Mr. Bob Ifeanyi, he debunked the protest by the drivers.

Mr. Ifeanyi said that Enugu State Government had put in place the revalidation exercise to check illegal practices by some drivers and contract vehicle owners in the state. All efforts made to reach the State Commissioner for Transport proved abortive.

 

VITALIS ECHEOZO

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