BREAKING: Okada Riders Protest Ban In Lagos Again

Following the ban on commercial motorcyclists, popularly known as Okada by the Lagos State government, operators of the transport service on Monday protested the action of the government.

The protest was carried out at Allen roundabout, Ikeja area of the state and in 15 local councils and major roads in the state.

This comes on the heels of an earlier protests by the riders at Ijora area of the state.

Recall that thousands of motorcycle riders working for Gokada and Max had on Friday protested at the State House of Assembly.

SWITCH NIGERIA learnt that commuters lamented how they were stranded at Bus Stops and had to trek long distances and pay higher transportation fares to their destinations since the ban commenced.

The government had on January 27 announced the ban on operators of Okada, tricycles, known as Keke Napep, including Opay and Gokada.

The government said full enforcement of the ban would commence on February 1, 2020. It eventually did.

Senior Special Assistant (SSA) to Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos on New Media, Jubril A. Gawat disclosed it on his twitter handle @Mr_JAGs.

Among the 15 Local Governments and Local Council Development Centres affected are Apapa, Apapa Iganmu, Lagos Mainland, Yaba, Surulere, Itire Ikate, Coker Aguda, Eti-Osa, Lagos Island, Ikeja, Onigbongo, Ojodu, Ikoyi-Obalende, Iru Ikoyi-Obalande and Lagos Island East.

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