Fashola throws his weight behind Sanwo-Olu over ban on motorcycle and tricycle riders

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Former two time governor of Lagos State and minister of  of Works and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Fashola, SAN, has spoken in support of the Okada ban by the Lagos State government.

Baring his mind on the issue the minister during  a public lecture organised by the United Action for Change, UAC, in Lagos, he said the ban on Okada riders in Lagos state is a welcome development,adding that criminal elements capitalise on it to carry out their neferious activities.

He said: “If you care about security, you should back your governor on okada ban. As a centre of excellence, okada cannot be part of the plan.

“I’ve always held this position. Motorcycle has always been a conduit pipe for the opioid crisis among youths. We must act to eliminate anonymity. “I was robbed in my home, in fact on my bed in 1999. Organised crime is dynamic. Criminals are aware that people don’t keep money at home again, now they diversified into kidnapping people for ransom.

“We must have data to identify people. You have SIM cards on your phone. It’s called subscriber identity module which can be tracked everywhere in the world. The attorney-general of each state and legislators should act. “In those days, we used to have licence for bicycles.”

Governor Sanwo-OLu had said there is no going back on the ban.

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