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Association calls for review of Lagos State traffic law

10 December 2015, 12:37

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 government (council)."

"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 Okada leaders."



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