Speaker of Lagos House of Assembly, Mudashiru Obasa has urged the Lagos State Taxi Drivers and Cab Operators Association to devise strategies to promote better patronage.
This, he said, will enable them to effectively compete with other organised operators in the state’s transport system.
Obasa said this when some members of the association paid him a visit on Monday.
President of the association, Otunba Omolekan Taiwo, had complained that some transport organisations engaging in taxi services had taken over the state.
He lamented that many of the members of his association have been left handicapped especially by the competitors who engage in the use of the internet.
Taiwo pleaded with the House to assist with laws and resolutions that would favour the association.
In response, Obasa noted that the transport sector remains an important aspect of the commerce of a state or country.
“Transportation is a big industry that we cannot allow any single body to dominate. You have to create room for others to participate.
“What I want to suggest is that there is a need for your organisation to be proactive and bring about new dimensions to your operation,” he told the transport operators.