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#OkadaBan: Former Governorship Aspirant, Jimi Agbaje Weighs In

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Tobi Adebayo 

Former Lagos State Peoples Democratic Party’s gubernatorial candidate, Jimi Agbaje has weighed in on the ban of motorcycles, tricycles from plying select routes.

The Lagos State Government had restricted motorcycles, tricycles from plying some LGAs, LCDAs, bridges in the state, which has sparked an outrage since its enforcement on February 1.

Agbaje, via his verified Twitter account said: “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?

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“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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