February 6th , 2023


Marfo Collins

6 months ago


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6 months ago

Okada boycott has diminished traffic burglaries and mishaps

Lead representative Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State has said that burglaries and auto collisions have been essentially diminished following the order on bike transport.

He talked during a discussion on Channels TV's Sunday Politics program.

The lead representative restricted business motorcyclists called Okada cyclists from riding in six nearby government regions in the state: Eti-Osa, Ikeja, Surulere, Isla de Lagos, Lagos central area and Apapa and nine neighborhood government gathering regions.

It isn't whenever that the public authority first has forced the action.

In January 2020, the public authority restricted motorcyclists from working in 15 neighborhood committees across the state.

"Huge improvement"

The lead representative expressed that since he gave the mandate to confine motorcyclists in specific region of the state, occupants have kept in touch with him lauding the turn of events.

"We have likewise seen a critical drop in mishaps. You know, we don't see individuals faltering, you know, removing appendages in our emergency clinics once more, since careless driving normally takes individuals' lives, suddenly," he said.

"We've seen a colossal improvement in help details. Concerning the drop in passings over the most recent two months. At its pinnacle, we saw around 550 Okada-related crashes at its top in January for more than a month.

"Presently, it's down to less than 100 direct Okada mishaps that we've seen, from our emergency clinics."


Sanwo-Olu said there is compelling reason need to imitate the Western Nigerian Security Network called Amotekun Corps in Lagos.

Since its foundation in 2020, the security group has been functional in five southwestern states aside from Lagos.

He said the Lagos State Neighborhood Security Corps is a reproduction security group that "works intently" with the Nigerian Police.

"We have the Neighborhood Watch of the State of Lagos, which is very nearly 7,000 men who have been prepared, who have become more unique and are working step by step in the state," he said.

"There is compelling reason need to rehash an already solved problem."


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