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Okada Ban: NGO Lauds Sanwo-Olu

The latest step taken by Governor Babjide Olusola Sanwo-Olu in ridding the State’s highways of all factors that could hinder the welfare of his people has been lauded by an all women Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO), the Women for Change Initiative, describing the step a right one towards the right direction.

Convener of the NGO, Barrister Eyitope Success-Adekunle, in a telephone conversation with our reporter said, the step has been long overdue going by the menace the operators are causing the serenity of the state and its citizenry.

According to the lawyer/activist, Lagos State that is desirous of being a full blown Mega City is not expected to allow operation of anti-environment and anti-serenity agents within and around the metropolis, saying, “the brief delay in coming down on the operators by the governor was due to his being a sensitive to the feelings of his people.”

According to her, the governor as a listening leader must have taken his time to listen to all the pros and crones of the policy before announcing it, believing that, “there is no policy, no matter how laudable on which people would not have divergent opinions, both for and against.”

The NGO boss therefore praised the governor for taken the right decision on how to improve the lot of the good people of Lagos State and secure them and their property from the hands of those with minds of criminality, who use the Okada to rob, abduct and kidnapping apart from avoidable road carnage that has killed, maimed and rendered a lot of victims disabled.

Against that background, the NGO Convener urged the governor not to listen to any threat, blackmail or intimidation from any quarter assuring him that, “the overwhelming majority of the well-meaning Lagosians, home and abroad as well as other residents of the state are solidly behind him.”

Concluding, the woman pro-democracy fighter and human right activist therefore urged the people and residents of the state to maximise their support and assistance for Governor Sanwo-Olu to encourage him to keep keeping his eyes on the ball for the good of the generality of his people.

Recall that, recently, Governor Sanwo-Olu during a meeting with heads of security agencies in Lagos State announce the total ban of operations of the commercial motorcycles popularly known as Okada from the major highways in the state and six Local Government areas in the metropolis for the wellbeing and safety of the people and their property.

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