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Ambode bans commercial motorcycles in Ikosi-Isheri LCDA

17 March 2016, 13:12

Lagos - Lagos State Governor Akinwunmi Ambode has banned activities of commercials motorcycle operators from operating within Mile 12 for precipitating the crisis that claimed many lives and properties in the state.

At a joint news conference by leaders of the market in Alausa, Ikeja, on Wednesday, the traders said they had resolved and agreed to work with the Lagos State Government to ensure peace in the area.

Addressing the conference on behalf of the various groups in the market, Shehu Usman, Financial Secretary, Perishable Foodstuff Association, Mile 12 Market, said the traders had agreed to work with the government to ensure ban on the use of okada as a means of commercial transportation in the area because of their flagrant disobedience of traffic laws in addition to causing road accidents.

Also read: Mile 12 traders, others relocated to Ogere

Usman added that because Mile 12 Market had been in existence for decades and had outgrown its present location and available structures, it had become necessary for its relocation to another suitable and more convenient location within the state.

While regretting that crisis erupted in the market, leading to the loss of lives and properties, Usman denied that the crisis was a fight between the Hausas and the Yorubas. He said it was between okada factions in the area.

- News 24


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