BRT strike, not enough to dampen Trade Fair spirit

IT was still business as usual on Monday at Tafawa Balewa Square (TBS), venue of the ongoing Lagos International Trade Fair, despite the decision of workers of the  Lagos Bus Rapid Transit System, popularly known as BRT, to embark on an industrial strike on Monday.

Though movements around the metropolis were a bit cumbersome, since the Lagos BRT  constitutes a major means of movement for Lagosians since its introduction some years ago, residents of the city still managed to find their ways to the venue of the fair for the day’s activities.

Some of them who spoke with Nigerian Tribune, stated that though it took them time and efforts to get to the venue, the decision to pull out the BRT buses at that particular period, was not enough to dampen their crave to attend the Monday’s fair, an indication, perhaps that the Trade Fair spirit is still strong here.

Mrs Lawal, a businesswoman, however appealed to the management of Lagos BRT to quickly find a way of resolving the labour crisis in the company so as to encourage many Lagosians, who would want to be part of the fair.

A security man at the venue of the fair, who would not want his name in print, however saw the industrial action embarked upon by workers of  Lagos BRT as ‘a blessing in disguise’; since it ensured a free flow of vehicular movements around the venue of the fair, on Monday.