Lagos State To Ammend Okada Ban Law

FEW days after Governor Babatunde Fashola reverted the fee paid by Lagos State University (LASU) students to its original N25,000, following series of protests, the Lagos State House of Assembly, on Tuesday, moved to amend the state Traffic Law, accusing the enforcement agencies, particularly the police, of poor implementation.

The assembly made this observation while debating a motion sponsored by 10 lawmakers, including Honourable Sanai Agunbiade.

While moving for a public hearing on the review exercise, the assembly urged Governor Fashola to urgently call on the state Commissioner of Police, Umaru Manko, to ensure his officers and men desist from indiscriminate arrest of okada riders, particularly outside the restricted areas.

According to members, who maintained that the Traffic Law remained the best in terms of bringing sanity on the roads, curbing crime rate and reducing rate of accidents on Lagos roads, the police, they said, from personal observation and experience, had cultivated the habit of exploiting the okada riders through indiscriminate arrests.

Members of the assembly noted that the response to the law had been negative, due to poor enforcement.



Chris Kehinde Nwandu is the Editor In Chief of CKNNEWS || He is a Law graduate and an Alumnus of Lagos State University, Lead City University Ibadan and Nigerian Institute Of Journalism || With over 2 decades practice in Journalism, PR and Advertising, he is a member of several Professional bodies within and outside Nigeria || Member: Institute Of Chartered Arbitrators ( UK ) || Member : Institute of Chartered Mediators And Conciliation || Member : Nigerian Institute Of Public Relations || Member : Advertising Practitioners Council of Nigeria || Fellow : Institute of Personality Development And Customer Relationship Management || Member and Chairman Board Of Trustees: Guild Of Professional Bloggers of Nigeria


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