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Okada Riders Now Ply Oshodi-Apapa, Lagos-Badagry Expressway Unhindered by Nobody: 9:57pm On Dec 16, 2014
Less than two years into the implementation of the Lagos Road Traffic Law 2012, commercial motorcyclists (popularly known as okada riders) have returned to some of the roads the law prevents them from plying.

Oshodi-Apapa Expressway, Lagos-Badagry Expressway, Lagos-Abeokuta Expressway, Agege Motor Road, Lagos-Ikorodu Road, Iba-LASU Road and Isolo-Ikotun Road are among the routes okada riders have resumed their business uninterrupted.

When the law became fully operational about two years ago, the busy routes and other hundreds of inner city ones regained sanity, while motorcycle-related accidents reduced by over 50 per cent, according to statistics by the Lagos State Government.

But with the exception of the Third Mainland Bridge and a few other roads, especially on the Island, findings show that okadas, with their associated oddities, have returned to the expressways where they compete with other road users.

Some people have viewed the comeback as a response to an obvious need. For instance, those who commute between Apapa and Mile 2 said the perpetual gridlock on the route had left them with no option but to shuttle the places via motorbikes.

“If they insist okada should not ply the road, what options do commuters have? If you spend a whole day on the road, you may not still get to Wharf, unless you navigate through Surulere, which is also not predictable,” Dotun Adefarasin, a clearing agent, lamented.

With the worsening traffic jam on the Apapa road comes hundreds of okada riders to lessen (and also ironically compound) the pains of those who ply it regularly. What other motorists have done in the past months is to learn to tolerate okadas that move in droves on the busy way. Yet, they expect the riders to be more discrete in choosing where to park.

credit: Punch

Re: Okada Riders Now Ply Oshodi-Apapa, Lagos-Badagry Expressway Unhindered by holatin(m): 10:02pm On Dec 16, 2014
its Goodnews to okada rider.


But if you look at it in a different angle

it's like passing a bill that suicide is allowed.
okada on express road is like a gun shoot in the market place.

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Re: Okada Riders Now Ply Oshodi-Apapa, Lagos-Badagry Expressway Unhindered by SirHouloo(m): 10:22pm On Dec 16, 2014
All because of 2015 election God dey.

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Re: Okada Riders Now Ply Oshodi-Apapa, Lagos-Badagry Expressway Unhindered by Alvelt14(m): 2:53am On Dec 17, 2014
bad news

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Re: Okada Riders Now Ply Oshodi-Apapa, Lagos-Badagry Expressway Unhindered by Brightology2(m): 11:51am On Dec 17, 2014
Mitchew. shocked

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Re: Okada Riders Now Ply Oshodi-Apapa, Lagos-Badagry Expressway Unhindered by CuppyCakie: 11:51am On Dec 17, 2014
ok

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Re: Okada Riders Now Ply Oshodi-Apapa, Lagos-Badagry Expressway Unhindered by ammyluv2002(f): 11:52am On Dec 17, 2014
holatin:
its Goodnews to okada rider.


But if you look at it in a different angle

it's like passing a bill that suicide is allowed.
okada on express road is like a gun shoot in the market place.

On point
Re: Okada Riders Now Ply Oshodi-Apapa, Lagos-Badagry Expressway Unhindered by Nobody: 11:52am On Dec 17, 2014
Those who live in glass house don't throw stones.
Re: Okada Riders Now Ply Oshodi-Apapa, Lagos-Badagry Expressway Unhindered by goldfish27(m): 11:53am On Dec 17, 2014
holatin:
its Goodnews to okada rider.


But if you look at it in a different angle

it's like passing a bill that suicide is allowed.
okada on express road is like a gun shoot in the market place.


All men have to eat which work dem give then b4 moreover govt mind dey 2015 election
Re: Okada Riders Now Ply Oshodi-Apapa, Lagos-Badagry Expressway Unhindered by youngwarlocks: 11:53am On Dec 17, 2014
OK
Re: Okada Riders Now Ply Oshodi-Apapa, Lagos-Badagry Expressway Unhindered by NaijaOptimist: 11:53am On Dec 17, 2014
we have some people who are bigger than the law in Lagos and Nigeria as a whole.
Re: Okada Riders Now Ply Oshodi-Apapa, Lagos-Badagry Expressway Unhindered by bigt2(m): 11:54am On Dec 17, 2014
NOTED FOR ACTION!!! cool
SIGNED cool cool cool
Re: Okada Riders Now Ply Oshodi-Apapa, Lagos-Badagry Expressway Unhindered by koboko69: 11:54am On Dec 17, 2014
The Nigerian police and others that are to enforce the law and have relaxed, collecting bribe is also the order of the day. The APC led lagos state government is doing all her best to restore sanity.

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Re: Okada Riders Now Ply Oshodi-Apapa, Lagos-Badagry Expressway Unhindered by Larow(m): 11:55am On Dec 17, 2014
Welcome idea!
Re: Okada Riders Now Ply Oshodi-Apapa, Lagos-Badagry Expressway Unhindered by DesChyko: 11:55am On Dec 17, 2014
You only need to witness the traffic from 'Okoko to Mile 2' along this Badagry Express Way before you admit that LASG made a mistake in banning Okada along that route.

I pity those who ply it everyday and those that are in a hurry but can't afford the bike fare.
Specific places like Okokomaiko Bus-Stop, Alaba Rago, Iyanaoba route, Barracks-Underbridge, Maza-Maza, e.t.c. are bound to steal 3-hours of your time at its worst.

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Re: Okada Riders Now Ply Oshodi-Apapa, Lagos-Badagry Expressway Unhindered by holyfather(m): 11:55am On Dec 17, 2014
the hypocrisy and desperation of politicians is becoming graring by the day.
i only pitty the gullibles that are easily deceived.smh

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Re: Okada Riders Now Ply Oshodi-Apapa, Lagos-Badagry Expressway Unhindered by Ymodulus: 11:56am On Dec 17, 2014
This happens when lawmakers who don't diligently think through the process make laws.

When BRT is the only means of mass transport in the so called mega city project how can a sane person ban "Okada?".

Lagos lawmakers should have find out what other "mega cities" have put in place as public transportation before enacting such draconian law. It's like banning "pure water" because it litters the streets without taking cognisance of the fact that government fail to supply portable water.

They enact laws for others. The law banning Okada does not affect them. Okada riders' opinion was not factored in making the law.

Another classic example is the LASAA law banning all posters. This demonic law is only enforced on the weak: the Nollywood, other small businesses struggling to survive. Now it is electioneering time and the same former Lagos Attorney General Shashore, Speaker Hon Ikuforiji and all the other politicians flagrantly break the law they enacted. Their posters are everywhere in Lagos.

It was crass of them to enact the law in the first place and then to disregard it now. LASAA is playing the ostrich by relaxing the enforcement of the law to suit its paymasters.

It's lately partnering with APG to permit pasting of poster. Only electioneering period opened LASAA's eyes to the real need for the lifting of the blanket ban on pasting of posters.

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Re: Okada Riders Now Ply Oshodi-Apapa, Lagos-Badagry Expressway Unhindered by Ogbodavies(m): 11:57am On Dec 17, 2014
man must wack......no b legislators dey jump gate.
Re: Okada Riders Now Ply Oshodi-Apapa, Lagos-Badagry Expressway Unhindered by Infomizer(m): 11:58am On Dec 17, 2014
These guys stare at death in the face and say "Catch me if you can". They don't even give a hoot about the side of the traffic they're on. They're the suicide bombers of Lagos. Even if they're not banned, they should be regulated like crazy!!! These guys aren't from this planet. They must be from Mars (Biker mice, anybody?).

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Re: Okada Riders Now Ply Oshodi-Apapa, Lagos-Badagry Expressway Unhindered by Ichel: 11:59am On Dec 17, 2014
In nigeria, disobedience to laws and constituted authorities is always seen as necessity
--- Obasanjo 1988

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Re: Okada Riders Now Ply Oshodi-Apapa, Lagos-Badagry Expressway Unhindered by Jabioro: 11:59am On Dec 17, 2014
Mile2 whaf road had no other option,d motorist,commuters and all those who have one or two things in that area,even d govt official can testify,

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Re: Okada Riders Now Ply Oshodi-Apapa, Lagos-Badagry Expressway Unhindered by soloiky: 12:01pm On Dec 17, 2014
All Na 2015 Election. The will loose Lagos.

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Re: Okada Riders Now Ply Oshodi-Apapa, Lagos-Badagry Expressway Unhindered by XRAY21(m): 12:03pm On Dec 17, 2014
Can some one tall me how has nairaland FP turn to celebrity album

And also tell me how to become a moderator so I can move resin able stuff to front page not all this childish mod moving yeye things to FP
Re: Okada Riders Now Ply Oshodi-Apapa, Lagos-Badagry Expressway Unhindered by DesChyko: 12:03pm On Dec 17, 2014
holatin:
its Goodnews to okada riders

What is the good news?

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Re: Okada Riders Now Ply Oshodi-Apapa, Lagos-Badagry Expressway Unhindered by ayo4dworld(m): 12:03pm On Dec 17, 2014
It is well
Re: Okada Riders Now Ply Oshodi-Apapa, Lagos-Badagry Expressway Unhindered by Kulas: 12:03pm On Dec 17, 2014
APC 2015 Elections just to have the votes of the Okada guys and the likes so that after the election,they will go back and ensure that the law is implemented.Who is deceiving who?.Lets go for Agbaje,lets go for PDP!!!.

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Re: Okada Riders Now Ply Oshodi-Apapa, Lagos-Badagry Expressway Unhindered by Soso990240(m): 12:06pm On Dec 17, 2014
Death Trap.
Re: Okada Riders Now Ply Oshodi-Apapa, Lagos-Badagry Expressway Unhindered by Nobody: 12:07pm On Dec 17, 2014
yes but because of numerous constructions taking place on that route, they dont have alternative than to use the medium to carry desperate passengers that need to settle some businesses. Besides, police still arrest them but not like before that their okada will be totally seized. They collect fee, then release them on the spot, so if eventually caught on the express way ,they know what to do immediately, and continue their business.

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Re: Okada Riders Now Ply Oshodi-Apapa, Lagos-Badagry Expressway Unhindered by Dannyset(m): 12:08pm On Dec 17, 2014
Pls who would be admitted at LUTH? Let them ride on Sea gan. Na them go break limb and head na.

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