The recent activities of some unscrupulous elements among Okada operators in Lagos State is not acceptable to us and the good people of Lagos State.
We, NNYO condemned it in totality and we warn any riders of Northern extraction in Lagos State and beyond should play by the rules
And most importantly, we call on Lagos State Government to temper justice with mercy on the said actions taken, it will not be of good for now, since most of the youth are yet to get alternative for daily earnings and also the majority of middle Class and others depend on this as mobility to FastTrack their daily business and activities.
If Lagos State must ban the activities of the riders, therefore well-developed measures should be taken to support security enforcement agencies and using of modern technologies to track those that have wrong the rules of the state.
We are deeply disappointed by all Unions Governing activities of okada operators, they are of no significance in the state if they can not take charge of their responsibilities and control their members, all they know best, is extorting and frustrating the riders in the name of an organization.
The LGA Governments, Okada Unions Leaders, Law enforcement Agencies officers, and others should be called to order because they also contribute to the abuse of the said Okada Operations.
The Riders are ignorant of the law, most especially the Arewa Okada Riders, most of the time they become victims of circumstance due to a lack of sensitization and enlightenment, and to make the matter worse they have been used and dumped by politicians.
Henceforth, Any person breaking the rules or law of the state should be brought to book and be punished.
We will also like to partner and collaborate with the Government of the State to find lasting solutions to this menace/mayhem; if given the opportunity by the Government.
Chairman, Northern Nigeria Youth Organization NNYO Lagos State Chapter./Southwest Zonal Coordinator..