Member of the Federal House of Representatives, Shina Peller, has weighed in on the recent Okada ban in Lagos, giving reasons why the decision is reasonable.
Taking to Twitter, Shina Peller lamented the number of youths that might get unemployed due to the ban, though he also noted that the state government also has a duty to secure the lives of every Lagosian.
According to him, many bike riders in the state do not respect traffic laws, leading to accidents. He wrote;
But we also have to remember there are two sides to a coin… Lagos State Govt has a responsibility to ensure the security and safety of lives of Lagosians. There are reports of incessant lack of regard for the traffic laws in the state by motorcycles and tricycles.
This has apparently resulted in the preventable loss of life & property which has necessitated the Traffic Reforms. Whilst the number of fatal accidents have been on the rise, what is also undeniable is the rise in the rate of crime facilitated by the motorcycles.
Whilst some might say I am “talking out of both sides of my mouth”, please spare a thought for those who have lost a relative or friend to an Okada accident. One of such is my MIL who lost her dear brother in a fatal Okada accident. May his soul rest in peace.