Friday 6 November 2015

Lagos State Governor threatens clampdown on errant motorists, okada riders

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode, on Friday read the riot act to commercial motorcycle operators, popularly called Okada riders, commercial buses and street hawkers, saying the state government would no longer tolerate their nefarious activities on the streets and highways which has caused untold hardship for the people of the state in recent times.

Addressing Government House Correspondents shortly after an emergency Security Council Meeting which he chaired, Ambode said it had become evident that traffic crimes and robbery are mostly as a result of the menace of Okada riders and street hawkers, while recalcitrant commercial buses have become lawless and reckless on the road.