In Lagos state, some couriers and logistics companies plans to keep their shops locked for three days to protest the increment in the level of harassment dealt out to their riders by touts and policemen.
A Courier Services Association of Lagos (COSAL) official revealed in an interview on Monday that touts, claiming to be working for local governments in the state, are thwarting their operations.
“[The] voluntary withdrawal of our services for three days – Monday to Wednesday – this week is a sign of concern over extortionist agents on the roads, including [local government] councils, VIS, MOT,” the official said.
“We are ready to pay whatever legitimate fees due to the state and Local Government to operate our businesses in Lagos State. We just don’t want harassment from touts for no just cause because they impound our bikes daily and demand payments for documents we already have.”