#OkadaBan: Former Governorship Aspirant, Jimi Agbaje, Reacts
Jimi Agbaje

#OkadaBan: Former Governorship Aspirant, Jimi Agbaje, Reacts

Felix Egbomuche

Felix Egbomuche

Former Lagos gubernatorial candidate, Jimi Agbaje, has reacted to the ban of motorcycles and Keke Napep (tricycles) on select routes in the state.

Starting from the 1st of February, 2020, the Lagos State Government started enforcing the restriction notice which had been put out the week before.

But following the strict enforcement of the law in some LGAs, LCDAs and bridges in the state, some Lagosians have been reacting angrily to the decision.

One of those who have weighed in on the manner is the former Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) gubernatorial candidate in the state.

Taking to his verified Twitter account, Agbaje noted that while he understood the decision of the incumbent governor, he pleaded that the formal operators be allowed to continue.

“A Lagos City state for the 21st century needs proper planning. The reasons for the ban on commercial motorcycles (Okada) and motor tricycles (Keke Marwa) by the Lagos State Government are noted. But what about the people?” Agbaje said.

“My view is that such outright ban on major routes will be counterproductive and difficult to enforce. It will also have negative ripple effects on the economy with so many already out of work & cause inconvenience to commuters.

“The formal operators that have thus far regulated themselves should be allowed to continue, with stringent regulation & enforcement of traffic laws.”

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