Lagos - The All Nigerian Auto Bike Commercial
Owners and Workers Association (ANACOWA) in Ifako Ijaye Local Government
Area, has called for the review of the Lagos State Traffic Law 2012.
The Branch Chairman, Yusuf Oladimeji, told the media in Lagos on Thursday that his members could not operate
under multiple taxes being imposed on them.
"In Lagos State that law is without clauses to explore the difficult
aspect, Okada should not do this, but, that but is not there."
"Ok, Okada should ply so (and) so road but can cross is not there
for instance, we have about 14 metres of that road we should not ply but
other side of the road, we don’t have access."
"And yet Lagos State Government is taking the normal revenue it is supposed to generate from Okada."
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"If I go for my hackney permit, road worthiness, it is still the
same, then local government are taking fifty, fifty naira from Okada."
"Initially this fifty naira would take us to like from Ifako Ijaye
now to Ojokoro, we still work there, we would not cut ticket at Ojokoro."
"So this traffic law has deprived us from getting access to the other side."
"Even in Ifako Ijaye here, we cannot cross to Ogba (and) it’s part
of Ifako Ijaye, yet we are still paying that same amount to local
"We are paying N50 to local government (council) everyday which is
against the constitution of Nigeria, first schedule (stating) that no
local government has authority to do that."
"Okada is a conglomerate; if government wants to have real success
in the enforcement of the traffic law, they should partner with genuine