- Joe Igbokwe said the bike-hailing startups in Lagos cannot be sustained
- The APC chieftain said the state would not allow the start-ups jeopardise its mass transit business
- The publicity secretary of the party said the start-ups should have partnered with the government
A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Joe Igbokwe, has described bike-hailing start-up as mere Okada which is not sustainable.
In a post on his social media page, the publicity secretary of the APC in Lagos said that bike-hailing start-up should have partnered with the state government on BRT.
The commissioner-nominee said the state government would not allow a $5.3 million okada business jeopardise its multi-billion naira mass transit investment.
Igbokwe added that the bike-hailing business was not sustainable in a city like Lagos that has a high population density.
He wrote: “Instead of partnering with govt on BRT, you invested "5.3 million dollars" in okada business and expect that Lagos state will allow you jeopardise its muliti-billion naira mass transit investments.
“Call it 'bike-hailing start up' or whatever, okada na okada... it is not sustainable in a city of high density population Lagos.”
Meanwhile, the Lagos state chapter of the APC commended Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu for including "tested party men" in his additional list of commissioner and special adviser nominees.
The assistant publicity secretary of the party in the state, Abiodun Salami, gave the commendation in an interview on Tuesday, August 13, in Lagos.
Legit.ng reports that Gboyega Akosile, the deputy press secretary to the governor, in a statement said that another list of nominees had been sent to the legislature by Sanwo-Olu.
The statement said Igbokwe; a former chairman of Ikosi/Isheri local council development area, Yetunde Arobieke; and a former Lagos lawmaker, Lola Akande, were on the 13-man list of technocrats and politicians.
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