We Haven’t Restricted Motorcycles, Tricycles On Major Roads – LASG
The Lagos State Government on Tuesday, insisted that it has not taken a definite action on the operations of commercial motorcycles and tricycles, on some routes across the state.
The government dismissed a list of prohibited routes circulating on social media, describing it as “false and unofficial”, saying it should be disregarded.
A list of prohibited routes across the 20 Local Governments and 37 Local Council Development Areas (LCDAs), have been circulating on social media since the last weekend.
Reacting to the ‘fake list’, some Lagosians had expressed mixed feelings over banning of commercial motorcyclists, popularly know as ‘Okada’ on the Lagos Island, as it is the only means of transport connecting them from the inner parts of Victoria Island to CMS, Obalende and other major terminals.
However, the state government has stressed that no decision has been taken yet to effect the ban.
Gbenga Omotosho, Commissioner for Information and Strategy, in a statement on Tuesday, said a definite position on the issue will be made public soon through the official media channels of the government.
He had revealed at a meeting held at the Lagos House, Ikeja, on January 13, after the state security council, that the delay was informed by need for the Babajide Sanwo-Olu administration to achieve a generally-accepted solution to what he called “the Okada menace.”
“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,” he was quoted as saying by Daily Trust.