Gbenga Omotoso, the Commissioner for Data and Technique for Lagos State, who made an look on Channels TV’s Dawn Every day, has revealed that no individual or group has been given any licence to function industrial companies with bikes, in any other case generally known as Okada.
He spoke concerning the governments’ determination to ban Okadas and Tricycle (Keke Napep) on main roads, bridges and some native authorities space within the state ranging from February 1.
You’re speaking about registration; so far as I’m concern, the federal government has not registered any company to come and be running Okada. Actually, what the federal government was attempting to have a look at is how to regulate these individuals in order that their excesses can be curtailed. However so far as I do know, no one has been licenced to go and begin running Okada as a result of it is unlucky that the speed at which persons are dying; the speed at which persons are being robbed on the roads; the police are nervous, everyone is nervous.
Gbenga Omotoso revealed that the choice by the federal government was due to the alarming price of accidents instances, stressing that numerous individuals appealed to the federal government for the ban of Okada. In accordance to him, the Lagos State College Educating Hospital (LASUTH) recorded about 104,000 accident instances involving the widespread Lagosians with damaged arms and legs, Channels TV experiences.
He added that:
The blokes who’re doing courier companies, for instance, they dont carry passengers and they dont represent a lot hazard. So, these ones are allowed. They’ve to be above 200cc and you have got to have a field behind you that you’re doing courier service and you dont have to carry passengers; you have got to be well-kitted and put on your helmet.
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