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Warri boat owners call off strike, allow free flow of traffic at Warri river

Following the intervention of the Hon. Julius Pondi, member representing Burutu federal constituency in the House of Representatives, the Warri Ferry Boat Owners Union has on the evening of Monday 21st May, 2018, called of their one day old industrial action embarked on to press for the reversal of arbitrary tax imposed on them by the Delta State Ministry of Transportation.

Speaking with GbaramatuVoice, the president of the group, Mr. Samson Timbowei, explained that they decided to suspend the strike action following the quick intervention of Hon. Julius Pondi and others were he was civil and fatherly in handling the issue.

In his words; “We have decided to call off the strike as a mark of honour and respect to the Hon. Pondi; Hon. Daniel Yingi and others.

With this development he added, there shall be free flow of traffic across the Warri river as passengers shall be ferried unhindered, he added.

It could be recalled that the group on Monday 21st May, 2018 went on an industrial action which was heralded by a 10hours peaceful protest that locked down free flow of movement across the river thereby causing a serious embarrassment to the state government.

Following this impasse, the member representing Burutu Federal Constituency, Rt. Hon. Julius Pondi, quickly intervened after which he assured our correspondent that their dialogue was fruitful; a feat that will lead to amicable resolution of the matter.

By Enaibo Asiayei

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