The recent ban placed on commercial motorcycles and tricycles in six local government areas and nine local council development areas of Lagos State will continue to generate mixed reactions from the Lagisians especially operators and commuters who are directly affected and have been seeking ways to get the government to reconsider its decision.
Despite this ban still in place and security personnels making all efforts to make sure that Okada riders are not seen on the listed roads and highways, we have it on good authority that riders still go about their businesses as soon as the sun sets. Many places that this reporter has been to, reveals that it is still business as usual whenever the clock ticks 5pm in the evening.
Even, Ikeja along that many riders have been arrested remains one of the hot spots that these riders still do business. Though, they have reduced drastically in number, but they still pose a great menace with the way they stay almost on the road close to Ile Zik to pick passengers.
Aside Ikeja, many areas also witness the same as soon as it is dark. Many people believe that it is simply because the enforcers of the law leave the roads as soon as it is dark. This act, will still make the law not to stand strong if the security agencies are not rotating duties to stamp the ban.