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Lagos Impounds Vehicles Of ‘Opay’ Bikes (Photographs)


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By Abdullateef Aliyu, Lagos


A number of the ‘Opay’ bikes impounded on Monday by the Lagos state govt.

A minimum of three vehicles of bikes belonging to the favored ride-hailing platform, Opay, have been impounded on Monday by officers of the Lagos State Visitors Monitoring and Enforcement group, our reporter learnt.

The sweeping seizure of the Opay bikes was in keeping with the transfer by the state authorities to sanitize the highways of the Opay riders which have taken over main highways in Lagos.

Every day Belief stories that the On-Demand Bike Hailing riders together with Gokada, Max.ng, amongst others have been working in Lagos for the previous two years serving as a bespoke different for individuals who wish to beat the terrific Lagos site visitors.

It might be recalled that the state authorities by means of a former Everlasting Secretary within the Ministry of Transportation, Dr. Salaam Taiwo, had stated it didn’t approve the operation of the motor bike hailing service suppliers.

It was learnt in the present day that the choice to clamp down on Opay riders adopted the structure of a brand new Visitors and Environmental group by Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu.


A number of the ‘Opay’ bikes impounded on Monday by the Lagos state govt.

The Monitoring and Enforcement Coordination Committee headed by former Commissioner for Transport within the state, Kayode Opeifa, is to observe and implement all the brand new govt orders and different current legal guidelines of the state “with excessive sense of duty and the seriousness they deserve.”

A part of the mandate given to the committee which includes all safety companies was to clear the highways and a few restricted areas of economic bikes in keeping with the extant legislation on Okada ban.

The enforcement which began on Monday has seen dozens of Opay bikes impounded on some Lagos highways.

A number of the areas the place the operation was carried out have been Secretariat space in Alausa-Ikeja, Victoria Island, Ikoyi, amongst others.

One of many riders who merely recognized himself as Felix stated he narrowly escaped the arrest in the present day.

He stated, “They disturbed us properly properly in the present day. The brand new CP is giving us major problem and lots of bikes have been impounded in the present day however I’m certain our administration is addressing the problem with them.”

Spokesman of the Lagos Police Command, DSP Bala ElKana, instructed our correspondent that the enforcement is an ongoing train to arrest Okada riders plying prohibited routes and driving towards site visitors.

https://www.dailytrust.com.ng/lagos-impounds-trucks-of-opay-bikes.html

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