Falana blames Buhari for hardship Lagosians are experiencing after Okada and Keke ban.

Femi Falana has blamed Major General Muhammadu Buhari for the transportation crisis in Lagos.

Speaking on Sunday at the 14th Annual Beko Ransome-Kuti Memorial Lecture organised by the Committee for the Defence of Human Rights, Mr Falana said: The hardship currently being experienced by Lagosians following the ban on okada and keke Marwa should be blamed on Buhari, who, in 1983, cancelled the $200m metro line contract signed by then governor of Lagos State, Alhaji Lateef Jakande.

“We had paid $200m and there was a penalty that if the contract was cancelled, Nigeria would pay colossally. We were dragged to arbitration, I don’t remember the figure now, but we were fined. So, metro line, we don’t have; money we have lost and inconvenience has continued since then.

“So, we also have a right, if we are organised in a civilised manner, to demand from the Abuja people, ‘You must pay back the cost of that metro line that you cancelled; so that we can restore it.”