The Deputy Governor of Lagos State, Mr Obafemi Hamzat, throughout his look on Politics Immediately on February 12, 2020.
The Lagos State authorities has insisted that there isn’t any going again on the choice to ban bikes and tricycles popularly referred to as okada and keke respectively.
The deputy governor of the state, Mr Obafemi Hamzat, said this throughout his look on Channels Tv’s Politics Immediately on Wednesday.
He defined that the federal government took the choice following the speed of crime and accidents recorded on main roads and highways within the state.
Hamzat, nevertheless, dismissed the claims that the ban was focused at anybody or group, saying the Babajide Sanwo-Olu administration was solely implementing current legal guidelines within the state.
“The reality of the matter is that it’s a legislation that has been in existence since 2012. It was revised by the previous administration in 2018. So, it’s a legislation that has been there for like 9, 10 years.
“Everyone knows that it was not carried out; so what we’re doing is to implement the legislation. It’s not that we simply awoke and banned them. It’s in regards to the safety of lives,” he mentioned.
In line with the deputy governor, the legislation states clearly that okada and keke are restricted from sure roads, all of the bridges, and main highways within the state.
He famous that the speed of accidents recorded from okada for the reason that authorities carried out the ban has decreased considerably.
Hamzat decried that okada and keke had been utilized by some felony components to perpetrate crimes corresponding to drug trafficking and theft amongst others.
He mentioned, “We’ve got 27 normal hospitals in Lagos. On a month-to-month foundation on the common, 28 deaths are associated to okada immediately.”
“After which, the difficulty of crime; we now discovered that the tricycles and bikes at the moment are the autos for transporting medicine even to our faculties.
“So, the safety of lives, the prosperity of our youngsters can not simply be ignored,” the deputy governor burdened.