Fashola ‘arrests’ okada riders

at 06:02 AM, 25/11/2011 (7 years ago)
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 Lagos State Governor, Babatunde Fashola, on Thursday arrested four commercial motorcyclists, popularly called ‘okada riders,’ for driving against the traffic.

Fashola who was on his way from the inauguration of a 60 housing units at Apapa Local Government Area, named after Senator H.A.B. Fashinro, arrested the okada riders at the Apapa-Ijora Link Bridge and Ikorodu Road

He said the arrest would send a message to other riders to desist from flagrant violation of the state traffic rules and regulations.

Fashola’s warning was re-echoed at a media briefing at Alausa, Ikeja, where the state Commissioner for Transportation, Kayode Opeifa, read the Riot Act to okada operators in the state.

Opeifa, who noted that the operators had not obeyed any of the measures put in place to guide their operations, said the government was ready to deal with any of them that ignored its regulations.

He said, “Some of the areas the operation of okada has been prohibited are, Agindigbi, Olowopopo Avenue, Allen Avenue, Oshodi Apapa Expressway, excluding the service lanes.

“The entire stretch of Funso Williams Avenue, Eko Bridge, Apongbon, Murtala Muhammed way from Jibowu – Yaba – Oyingbo –Iddo –Idumota, Ikorodu Express Road, from Jibowu to Ikorodu Roundabout, Lagos-Abeokuta Expressway/Agege Motor Road and all Lagos Bridges.”

Fashola, at the inauguration, advocated public spending on infrastructural development.

The governor said it was the most viable means of countering economic ressession.

He said, “If government did not lead the spending drive in times of economic recession, the private sector will not venture.”

Meanwhile the state government has assured residents of the state of free flow of traffic during the 2011 Eyo Festival tomorrow.

via Punch

Published at: 06:02 AM, 25/11/2011 (7 years ago)
Author: Paddy Hayes
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