Human Rights activist, Ebun Adegboruwa, SAN, on Wednesday known as on the Lagos State Governor to supply another technique of transport, following the ban on industrial bike and tricycle popularly known as Okada and Keke Napep.
Adegboruwa mentioned offering another technique of transport would alleviate the sufferings of the folks of Lagos state.
In an announcement despatched to Nigeria Nigeria Newspaper, the Senior Advocate of Nigeria, nonetheless, backed the ban on bike and tricycle within the state.
Earlier, regardless of the general public outcry, the Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu had insisted that the choice wouldn’t be reversed.
Sanwo-Olu had defined that the ban was as a consequence of safety and security points.
Nevertheless, Adegboruwa mentioned: “The Lagos State Authorities not too long ago introduced the enforcement of the extant Visitors Regulation of the State, which has restricted using bikes and tricycles in sure elements of the State.
“Whereas I help the partial restriction in some areas of the State particularly the highways and concrete areas, it is crucial that ample options are supplied to ease the burden of commuters, given the site visitors gridlock that has not too long ago engulfed the State.”
The Senior Advocate insisted that criminals use bikes to hold out social vices.
“Stories of theft, violence, accidents and different social vices related to bikes particularly, can’t be ignored. The environmental influence of bikes and tricycles additionally lend credence to the restriction.
“I, due to this fact, urge the federal government to supply viable and sturdy various technique of transport in order to alleviate the burdens of the folks that could be a consequence of the partial restriction.
Adegboruwa said that the safety of lives and properties ought to take priority over short-term inconvenience.
“The safety of life is unquestionably extra necessary than the short-term inconvenience which will attend the restrictions.
“I, due to this fact, urge that the restrictions be maintained and viable various technique of transport must be supplied to alleviate the sufferings of commuters,” he added.