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Okada ban: Union threatens to shut down Lagos

by Doris Israel Ijeoma
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The United commercial Keke-NAPEP and Motorcycle Riders Association of Nigeria has given the Lagos State Government a 21-day ultimate to release its arrested members and hand over impounded motorcycles to those concerned.

It threatens to stage a massive protest and shut down the Lagos transportation system if the State Government refuses to listen to the voice of reason.

The collapse of the public intra-city transport system paved the way for the rise of motorcycles and tricycles as a means of public transportation in Nigeria.

It is commonly patronized by the populace because of its advantages over taxis and buses.

Due to the current security concerns in the country, the Lagos state government has banned the use of motorcycles and tricycles in the state.

It has advised residents to access opportunities provided in the agriculture and empowerment programmes of the State.

The state has continued to seize and arrest passengers and riders as an enforcement of the ban, a decision that has not gone down well with these stakeholders.

They have decided to distort the activities in the State if the government does not release its members and their bikes.


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