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Okada Riders Protest Ban In Lagos, BRT Buses Vandalized

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Okada Riders Protest Ban In Lagos, BRT Buses Vandalized

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Oct 23, 2012 – Okada Riders Protest Ban In Lagos, BRT Buses Vandalized

Okada riders in Lagos on Monday afternoon held a major protest in response to the new banning law which will prevent them from operating on over 500 roads in Lagos State Nigeria.

On Monday, the angry commercial motorcycle operators took to major streets of Lagos obstructing movements.

They even attacked some BRT (Bus Rapid Transport) buses at Onipanu area of Lagos a move which forced some frustrated passengers to trek to their various destinations.

Here is what Tijani Perkis, Lagos Chairman of Motorcycle operators said in response to the protest:

“I have nothing to say now. But I will be meeting with the governor tomorrow and after our meeting I may talk to the press,”



  1. kehinde johnson

    October 23, 2012 at 10:31 AM

    the only solution is social security,let all Nigerians be receiving something monthly and okada can be banned,many of them didnt want to be ridinng okada but they want to survive even agberos:touths

  2. Onyeka Peter

    October 23, 2012 at 10:46 AM

    Where is our faith.
    No Nigerian blood both at home and in diaspora would testify that he/she isnt aware of the sufferings those displaced by the flood are going through, this isnt by their making and it could be anyone in their shoes………..Where are our so called spiritual leaders, where are the soul called men of God who we contribute our offerings to on daily basis and they use to furnish their expensive and flamboyant life styles, buy new fleet of cars, service their chains of investments and even add new aircraft to their fleet, where are all these people these displaced citizens of Nigerians look up to as serving men of God and to whom they give offerings and tithes………………..Most of this displaced citizens are well respected citizens of the country who did their best in their environments and helped in the growth of the ministry in their environs where the so called leaders take the glory and because of the unfortunate incident
    that made them refugees in their own fathers land everyone is quiet on their predicament and all we read on the news on a daily basis is stories of harassment, molestations, death, starvation and what have you…………….the Government cant do this alone and that’s the simple truth that everyone knows…………….Where are those spiritual fathers who preach one thing and do the other because now is the time to practice what you preach not towards December period because crusade is near they come out to give cheap donation to catch the eyes of the masses i say to all you spiritual leaders now is time to test your faith as most of these displaced Nigerians have contributed willingly to the growth of your ministries not talking about any in particular but talking about every ministry to standup to the work of god and prove that they aint using us to do business but willing to do the will of God which is helping the needy in times of difficulties instead of lavishing the same money the masses contributed for the hand work of God in luxuries………………….i REST MY CASE

    • bosun

      October 25, 2012 at 8:56 PM

      @onyeka- touch not my annointedone, nd do them no harm. My hands nd legs no dey o!!

  3. tosin

    October 23, 2012 at 10:54 AM

    Its not fair on dem! Dere ought 2 be a provision for dis pple

  4. Samsondeen Olamilekan Ayinla Ikuforiji

    October 23, 2012 at 11:22 AM

    will no go grill oooooooooooooooo will no go grill.

  5. Oluwaseun olusoji

    October 23, 2012 at 1:45 PM

    Its a pity some nigerians dont know how to give normal response to a subject matter. For God sake what is the subject matter? i think we are to repond on the Okada riders protest not flood victims.with due respect Onyeka Peter has not contributed anything to the subject matter but rather look for a means of attacking so called ‘minister of God’. If i may ask, how has he/she personally affects his/her immediate society positivly. note that people that complain are people that are not ready to do anything.All flood victims should accept my sympathy, l have been victim also in Lagos and in my small way contributed towards alleviating them from this present situation. About the main subject matter. Okada riders have every right to protest but should not have allowed those truant to hijack the protest. The chairman of this association must know that the thieves among them are causing this problem. Also Mr. Governor should please dialogue with the association for a way forward. Destroying property does not solve problem but rather create another problem

  6. Idibie Marho Mark

    October 23, 2012 at 2:40 PM

    absolute nonsense

  7. Ayotunde Van Ayoola

    October 23, 2012 at 3:03 PM

    Its not right cancelling bikes, that's what majority of us lagosians board to our destinations especially places bus and cab, even keke napep can't reach.

  8. Liz

    October 23, 2012 at 3:35 PM

    Nigeria is d most useless country!!!!! Thousands of pple survived wit dis okada. Eko ti baje o… F**k nigeria

  9. Loiki joseph

    October 24, 2012 at 7:02 AM

    Mr governor love your neighbour as you love your self…but looking into it now mr governor suffer is neighbours and love himself,stoping bike na wahala nt even alternative for pple.

  10. tayo

    October 25, 2012 at 1:36 PM

    For Reasons Well Stated, Fashola Banned Okada 4rm Major Express Roads & Not 4rm All Lagos Roads. Let That Be Clear. While We Commend Riders 4d Protest, We Condemn Them 4 Acts Vandalization. As 4d Govt, The Message Is Sent: The Suffering Masses Are Angry. It Is Time 2pay More Attention 2people &less 2capital Projects. Job Creation, Industrialization & Social Security Will Lift The Burdens.

  11. FesTus ManUnited Edu

    October 28, 2012 at 2:23 AM

    this Govt sef…

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