COMMUNIQUE OF THE MEETING ADDRESSING THE UNREASONABLE CAB FARE CHARGED BY CAB DRIVERS AND THEIR RELATIONSHIP WITH STUDENTS
Dear UNILAG Students,
The attention of the press club and some other students have been drawn to the unreasonable cab fare being charged and the unruly behaviour of cab drivers on campus which led to traffic build up yesterday, 27th June, 2012.
This necessitated a letter being sent to the school management on 27th June, 2012 that Moremi / Gate to newhall be reduced to N20 instead of the current charge of N30 and that the cab drivers should tenders and open letter of apology to students following their unruly behaviour when it comes to change/balance conflict between them and students.
The school management however responded by calling a meeting on Thursday 28th June, 2012 between student leaders, press club, student and cab drivers.
The meeting started by 12 PM and had the following people in attendance, Dr. Adebayo, Deputy DSA, Mr. Philip, Chairman Transport Committee , Chairman (Unilag cab drivers Association), Olaitan R. O. Secretary (Unilag Cab Drivers Association), Tosin Adesile, President of Press Club Unilag, Adeyemi Olalemi, Spokesperson Press Club, and Olumuyiwa Ogunyale.
The meeting which lasted for two (2) hours had issues stated above in our letter being discussed. After much deliberation, the following resolutions were made:-
- 1. That the cab drivers. association should write a letter of apology and appeal to students of the University on the proposed boycott of cabs by some students.
2. That the reduction of cab fare. of Moremi / gate to Newhall from. N30 to N20 is unresolved and to that effects a large meeting of students and cab drivers will hold next week at sport centre, tennis pavilion, date and time to be communicated soon.
3. That, cab drivers should treat students with courtesy and obey the rules governing them on taking “Drop’ during peak hours.
4. That students should also threat the cab drivers with respect and ensure they hold their “change”
We enjoined all students to be law abiding and good ambassadors of the school in their relationship with the cab drivers.
These are efforts to ensure that sanity return to our campuses and to build a campus where law, order and respect for one another is embraced with all seriousness.
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