Human Rights activist, Ebun Adegboruwa, SAN, on Wednesday called on the Lagos State Governor to provide an alternative means of transport, following the ban on commercial motorcycle and tricycle popularly called Okada and Keke Napep.
Sanwo-Olu had explained that the ban was due to security and safety issues.
However, Adegboruwa said: “The Lagos State Government recently announced the enforcement of the extant Traffic Law of the State, which has restricted the use of motorcycles and tricycles in certain parts of the State.
“Whereas I support the partial restriction in some areas of the State especially the highways and urban areas, it is important that sufficient alternatives are provided to ease the burden of commuters, given the traffic gridlock that has recently engulfed the State.”
The Senior Advocate insisted that criminals use motorcycles to carry out social vices.
“Reports of robbery, violence, accidents and other social vices associated with motorcycles especially, cannot be ignored. The environmental impact of motorcycles and tricycles also lend credence to the restriction.
Adegboruwa stated that the security of lives and properties should take precedence over temporary inconvenience.