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Transport unions condemn new Lagos law.

The Chairman of the Motorcycle Operators' Association of Lagos State (MOALS), Tijani Perkins, has warned that the new Traffic law will worsen the unemployment situation in the state. In a

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افتراضي Transport unions condemn new Lagos law.

The Chairman of the Motorcycle Operators' Association of Lagos State (MOALS), Tijani Perkins, has warned that the new Traffic law will worsen the unemployment situation in the state. In a press briefing on Wednesday, Perkins expressed concern over the controversial law which prohibits motorcyclists, popularly called okada riders, from operating on major routes across the state.

Perkins estimated that the law would prevent 80 percent of MOALS members from major routes and, by implication, deny over three million people their source of daily meal. "We are respecters of law and order. We appreciate the fact that the government wants to bring sanity to our roads but this should be done with a human face," he said.

"This is like a total ban on okada and it will not be good for our unemployment rate which has reached its peak already. We therefore appeal to the government to temper justice with mercy and look at the new law with a human face." Speaking further, Perkins noted that the new law would have far reaching economic effects beyond okada riders. "It has multiple effects on the mechanics, the spare part dealers, the manufacturers and others. The economic implication is huge, but government is not looking at this," Perkins said.


He, however, assured that his association was willing to partner with the government to ensure that unlicenced riders are brought to book. "We also want the government, through the Vehicle Inspection Office, to look at the issue of Riders' cards. This area has been neglected by the government and it is one of the problems we are having," he added.


In his reaction, the Chairman of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) in the State, Tajudeen Agbede, also appealed to the government to create more vehicle parks for buses. Agbede said that the union has less than twenty functional parks, which he described as far from catering for the number of commercial buses operating in the state. "Our members are daily earners and we have to meet with them, but the law is not helping us. We therefore appeal passionately with the government to create more parks for us," he said.

Transport unions condemn new Lagos law.

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