Adegboruwa backs Lagos ban on okada and tricycle *Says security outweighs convenience

Posted by News Express | 5 February 2020 | 556 times

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•Ebun-olu Adegboruwa, SAN

Eminent lawyer and activist Ebun-olu Adegboruwa, SAN, has thrown his weight behind the restriction recently slammed on okada and tricycles by the Lagos State Government, arguing that “security outweighs convenience.”

He said in a statement issued in Lagos today, Wednesday, February 5, 2020: “Whereas I support the partial restriction in some areas of the state especially the highways and urban areas, it is important that sufficient alternatives are provided to ease the burden of commuters, given the traffic gridlock that has recently engulfed the state.

“Reports of robbery, violence, accidents and other social vices associated with motorcycles especially, cannot be ignored. The environmental impact of motorcycle and tricycles also lend credence to the restriction.

“I therefore urge the government to provide viable and durable alternative means of transport so as to alleviate the burdens of the people that may be a consequence of the partial restriction.

“The security of life is surely more important than the temporary inconvenience that may attend the restrictions.

“I therefore urge that the restrictions be maintained and viable alternative means of transport should be provided to alleviate the sufferings of commuters.”

Source: News Express

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