A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), in Lagos State, Lanre Razak, has urged residents of the state to see the current ban on commercial motorcycles and tricycles in the state as opportunity to start walking to exercise their bodies for their general well-being.
Razak who spoke to journalists said criminals use motorcycles and tricycles to perpetrate crimes like ritual killings, bag snatching, rape and kidnapping in the state. He said the devastation caused by commercial motorcycles outweigh the benefits. He commended the state governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu for providing more buses and ferries to ease the effects of the ban on the residents.
“You will weep if you go to the Orthopedic Hospital at Igbobi, Lagos and see the situation of things at the section where Okada and tricycle accident victims are treated. Restricting their operations on the highways is a welcome idea,” Razak said.
“People should stop being lazy by wanting a transportation system that would take them to their doorsteps instead of walking to exercise their bodies for their wellbeing. Even in advanced climes, people walk to their bus stops and railway stations to board buses and trains.
“I thank Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu for providing several additional busses as alternatives to ease the effect of the restrictions on the residents. The governor is also working hard on getting ferries and completing the rail as other means of public transportation to cushion the effects of the restriction,” he added.