The opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has sympathised with Lagosians over the ban on the use of commercial motorcycles and tricycles in some routes in the state.
The opposition party, however, blamed President Muhammadu Buhari for terminating the initial Lagos Metro Rail Line project in 1981 started by the government of Lateef Jakande to facilitate mass transportation within Lagos and surrounding cities.
In a statement by its National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, the PDP said had President Buhari not terminated that laudable project by the Lagos state government, Lagosians would not be suffering the transportation infrastructure deficit they are faced with today.
He asked the Federal Government to apologise to Lagos State for terminating the metro rail line and take urgent steps to address the transport situation of the state.
The PDP spokesman also condemned Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu administration for not providing alternatives before the ban.
Part of the statement read: “By now, Lagos state would have been boasting of state-of-the-art transportation infrastructure and facilities with an associated economic boom like her peers in other parts of the world.
“It is saddening to note that not only did the termination of the initial metro line slowed down and almost crippled development in Lagos, Buhari’s current administration has also continued to fail to take conclusive step to address the transportation challenges in Lagos, despite outcries by Nigerians.