Commuters stranded at Berger as ban on Okada, Keke bites harder (photos)

Commuters stranded at Berger as ban on Okada, Keke bites harder (photos)

- There was a serious traffic jam at Berger area of Lagos state on Wednesday, February 12

- Commuters were left stranded on the road and trekked to their various destinations

- The state government had on February 1, started implementation on the banning of Okada in some roads in the state

The residents of Berger, Ojodu and Olowoora areas of Lagos state were on Wednesday, February 12, left stranded over the ban on Okada and Keke Marwa by the state government. reports that a Facebook user, Babjide Orevba, in his post on Wednesday, February 12, narrated how many commuters and residents embarked on trekking due to heavy gridlock on the Lagos-Ibadan expressway.

He also lamented the incessant traffic jam within the Lagos metropolis, saying that Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has failed to fulfill his electioneering campaign on how to make the state greater.

"Dear Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, you campaigned #ForAGreaterLagos. This is Berger 9.15 am... Tens of thousands are stranded, millions are trekking. Driving to work is hell. You restricted Keke and Okada on the mainland only to introduce ferries and boats. How can a Danfo from Berger to Secretariat be 400? Berger to Oshodi 1000? Berger to Mile 2, 1500?" he said.

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Meanwhile, had previously reported that the Lagos state government banned commercial motorcycle and tricycle operators from operating in some major roads and highways in the state.

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It was reported that the state government announced the new directive on Tuesday, January 21, with the alleged full list of the affected roads.

However, it was learned that the Lagos state government has dismissed the alleged ban, saying it was yet to decide on the operations of Okada and Keke riders in the state.

Also, the Okada ban by the Lagos state government which restricted the movement of bikes and Keke (motorcycles) has no doubt put many residents under untold hardship.

With Lagos frustrating traffic, many are having a hard time getting to work as their sole means of cutting traffic is no more. Among ways to ensure they get to their workplaces on time is having to wake up on time so as to set out early.

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