Gbenga Omotoso
Gbenga Omotoso

Lagos Government Falsifies Motorcycle Restriction List

Eludoyin Oluwanisola

The Lagos State Government has falsified the list that restricted motorcycles and tricycles from certain areas in the state.

Gbenga Omotoso, the commissioner for information and strategy, made this disclosure on Tuesday.

According to him, the decision concerning the vehicles has not been made yet.

He said stakeholders have petitioned, but the Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, who respects democracy, hasn’t made a definite decision yet.

”We have just concluded our routine security meeting, during which the issue of Okada and tricycles was discussed exhaustively.

”For now, no major decision has been taken on the matter. There are several factors for this development, but the main reason was to reckon with various opinions expressed by stakeholders.

”So, many people have made representations to the government concerning commercial motorcycles and tricycles, including human rights groups, unionists and traders.

”They came up with many reasonable observations; all their views have been collated and are being considered.

”We feel it will not be good enough for the government to take a final decision on the matter without considering the opinions of the stakeholders. That would be against the spirit of democracy for which the Sanwo-Olu administration stands,” he said.

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