Barely one week after the Lagos State Government officially carried out a ban on al bike and tricycle riders in the state, the Ogun State Government has revealed its intention to do same
Though Lagosians are yet to recover from the discomfort this restriction has resulted in, it appears residents of Ogun State are soon to bear their share of the grunt soon
It was learnt that many Okada riders have been forced to relocate in a bid to make a living for their families in Lagos, it appears they might have to move even farther from their homes or search for another source of livelihood
Just yesterday, Gov Dapo Abiodun of Ogun State, through his Special Adviser on Media, Hon. Remmy Hazzan made the shocking revelation
Hazzan, while addressing newsmen after the launch of his book, ‘Wisdom Nugget for Daily Living’ in Abeokuta, said okada riders would be phased out from Ogun State gradually.
He reechoed that Okada riders, who were banned from Lagos State, have no place in Ogun.
The Special Adviser said transportation by Okada has no place in the national policy, describing it as a menace.
He emphasised that the riders would be taken off the streets of Ogun, saying, however, that it will be a gradual process.
“Ogun State is open, but if it is about Okada, maybe you need to look somewhere else. It then doesn’t mean those who are already in the business in Ogun are cast away yet.
“We have a broad national policy that does not support that (Okada riding), which means we will do something that is a phased gradual removal of this menace from our streets. But it will be gradual, it won’t be radical,” Remmy Hazzan said.