#OkadaBan: Lagos Residents Speak on Impact
The Twitter community is awash with several experiences of many commuters in Lagos state over the recent ban on the motorcycle (Okada) and tricycle (Keke Napep).
Police have been seen to be arresting people not taking into cognisance that the ban is only affecting six local government and nine Local Government Development Councils (LCDAs).
According to some of the commuters who had to trek long distance due to the absence of Okada, the Police officers are having a field day as the places used to be flooded by Okada riders are now deserted, leaving them to their fate.
READ: Okada Ban: Police Assaults Dispatch Riders in Lagos As Commuters Groan
This decision has affected a lot of registered bike companies and dispatch riders were not spared.
See some Twitter users narrating their experiences after the ban.
This #OkadaBan and Keke ban go too cause things for Lagos.
Time to introduce O Trek.😭😭
— The Ajebutter of Lagos (@theajebutter103) February 1, 2020
This #OkadaBan no too sweet me for body sha o 😭, I treeeet today enn, Israelites no trek na… Imagine trekking all the way from here to there 💔💔😭
— Professional beggar (@Sheddi_younG) February 1, 2020
#OkadaBan ain’t joke at all… I trekked from sabo to jibowu today because no bus. then trekked to Yaba phase 1 before I could see bus back to sabo. then trekked from sabo to iwaya. the only thing that saved me 2day was AirPod and @fireboydml album, Laughter, Tears & Goosebumps
— Digital Karma (@Iam_Ebruski) February 1, 2020
I heard there are new apps due to this Lagos #OkadaBan called OBack and GbemiPon, you order the nearest backer who comes, carries you on his back to your destination. Imagine yourself, somebody’s father, in suit with briefcase on someone’s back.
— Thought Teaser (@totteaser) February 1, 2020
How will people go from Berger to Ogba
Ogba to Ikeja?
Ikeja to Ikeja GRA?
Tbvh this #OkadaBan shows that the Lagos state government is concerned about the state’s aesthetics than its citizens😂😂.
Una go turn Israelites sha, trek from Egypt to Canaan
— The Non-conformist Pessimist (@GabrielSholanke) February 1, 2020
“I Make N20k Daily While Doing This Okada Job. I Can’t Sell My Body Because I Want To Make Money That’s Why I’m Doing This Job.” #LagosState #OkadaBan #KekeBan #Nigeria #February1st pic.twitter.com/uC00qrZp6H
— ~✞SiteMan YesBoss✞~™ (@SiteManYesBoss) February 1, 2020
As far as this #OkadaBan is concerned, you are very insensitive Mr Pointer😒😒😒
No palliative measures put in place to absorb the stranded individuals.
Till Monday morning before you get better cuss from different tongues😂😂🤣
Private firms will catch latecomers pic.twitter.com/kTODFErURX
— Major General E pluribus unum (@LUCASY2G) February 2, 2020
Since the Lagos government ban okada and keke
I’m going to buy myself a horse.. who knows where I can buy? #OkadaBan pic.twitter.com/5OHQ4QXhVJ
— demithemoongod🌚 (@demithemoongod) February 1, 2020
Its only the yellow buses that deserve this ban..here’s why👇🏽
– these guys don’t obey traffic light
– they always take one way causing unnecessary hold up
– you will never see LASMA stop or caution them like they’re above the traffic laws
Anyways, what do I know?😖#OkadaBan
— E L O N E L (@iam_elonel) February 1, 2020
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