Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has said the state had seen a reduction in traffic robberies and accidents following the ban on commercial motorcyclists, popularly called Okada.
Sanwo-Olu disclosed this during a chat on Sunday on Channels TV’s Politics programme.
KEMI FILANI NEWS recalls that Sanwo-Olu banned Okada riders from operating in six local government areas in the state – Eti-Osa, Ikeja, Surulere, Lagos Island, Lagos Mainland, and Apapa and nine local government councils areas.
He said, “We’ve also seen a significant drop in accidents. You know, we don’t see people being lame, you know, cutting off limbs in our hospitals again, because these were reckless driving that usually terminate people’s life, unexpectedly,” he said.
“We’ve seen tremendous improvement in that statistics to support. In terms of death drop in the last two months. At the peak of it, we saw about 550 Okada-related accidents at the peak of it in January for over a month.
“Now, it’s coming down to less than 100 direct Okada accidents that we’ve seen, from our hospitals.”