Politics Lagos State House of Assembly Set to Review Okada Ban


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Don't look now, but it might be good news for commercial motorcyclists in Lagos, otherwise known as okada riders as the Lagos State House assembly is now set to review the current ban on motorcycles on major routes.

The House also called on the state Governor, Mr. Babatunde Fashola, to immediately alert the Commissioner of Police, Umar Manko, on the need to urgently call his men to order following complaints about indiscriminate arrest of the riders in their legal areas of operation.

The House said it had become important to revisit the law and list of restricted routes so they could be amended where possible to avoid the conflicts between the police and commercial motorcycle operators which had resulted in alleged exploitation by some of the security agents.

According to the lawmakers, most of whom protested against the way the law enforcement agents had carried out the implementation of the law, the law, as passed in 2012, was aimed at reducing recklessness on the part of road users and not for the purpose of exploitation by those to implement it.

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Source: #PMNews


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