- The Lagos state governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has revealed that he never promised not to ban okada
- Gboyega Akosile, the chief press secretary in a statement said Sanwo-Olu did not make such a categorical statement
- In October 2019, the Lagos state governor allegedly said he would regulate Okada to curb traffic in the state
The governor of Lagos state, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Monday, February 3, said he never made mention of not banning commercial motorcyclists popularly called Okada in the state.
This is coming after the government in Lagos led by Sanwo-Olu announced that commercial motorcyclists and tricyclists popularly known as keke have been banned from major roads, highways, and bridges across the state.
Sanwo-Olu’s chief press secretary, Gboyega Akosile speaking to Premium Times explained that the governor did not categorically make any statement about a ban or not during his talk at The Platform in Lagos state.
Back in October 2019, the Lagos state governor as a guest at The Platform made headlines after talking about his solution for the state’s traffic problem. It was alleged that during the event Sanwo-Olu noted there were plans to account for every commercial motorcyclist in Lagos.
It would be recalled that the state government made its announcement about the restriction of movements based on casualty figures as a result of those means of transportation.
However, since the enforcement of the ban on February 1, people in Lagos state have resorted to trekking.
Legit.ng previously reported that Lagos state government defended the ban and answered questions on the lips of many Lagosians.
In a series of tweets on Friday, January 31, the Lagos state government explained that motorbike hailing services like Oride, Gokada were also part of the problem and are not included in the greater Lagos journey on which the state has embarked on.
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