Ex president Goodluck Jonathan’s former aide, Reno Omokri, has Faulted the ban of motorcycle commonly referred to as Okada by the Lagos state government of increasing terrorism and boko haram activities.
Omokri warned that turning people into unemployment would increase insecurity in the state and country.
In a tweet, the former presidential aide reminded the Lagos State government that the ban on commercial motorcycles might lead to a surge in the activities of Boko Haram as the terrorists were currently recruiting.
“We are already the world headquarters for extreme poverty and you ban commercial motorcyclists? What do you expect over one million motorcyclists to do? You render them unemployed. Meanwhile Boko Haram is employing. Expect a surge in terrorism!,” he wrote.
Recall that the Lagos State Government had banned the operation of commercial motorcycles and tricycles in six local government areas and nine local council development areas in the state.
The state government had disclosed that the embargo was to take effect from February 1st, 2020.
A Statement made by the State Commissioner for the Information and Strategy Community. Mr Gbenga Omotosho said the government banned on motorcycle was due to chaos caused by riders in those communities.