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Lagos Impounds Trucks Of ‘Opay’ Motorcycles (Photos) by dre11(m): 10:01pm On Dec 02, 2019
By Abdullateef Aliyu, Lagos




Some of the 'Opay' bikes impounded on Monday by the Lagos state govt.



At least three trucks of motorcycles belonging to the popular ride-hailing platform, Opay, were impounded on Monday by officials of the Lagos State Traffic Monitoring and Enforcement team, our reporter learnt.

The sweeping seizure of the Opay bikes was in line with the move by the state government to sanitize the highways of the Opay riders which have taken over major highways in Lagos.

Daily Trust reports that the On-Demand Motorbike Hailing riders including Gokada, Max.ng, among others have been operating in Lagos for the past two years serving as a bespoke alternative for people who want to beat the terrific Lagos traffic.

It would be recalled that the state government through a former Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Transportation, Dr. Salaam Taiwo, had said it did not approve the operation of the motor bike hailing service providers.

It was learnt today that the decision to clamp down on Opay riders followed the constitution of a new Traffic and Environmental team by Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu.



Some of the ‘Opay’ bikes impounded on Monday by the Lagos state govt.



The Monitoring and Enforcement Coordination Committee headed by former Commissioner for Transport in the state, Kayode Opeifa, is to monitor and enforce all the new executive orders and other existing laws of the state “with high sense of responsibility and the seriousness they deserve.”

Part of the mandate given to the committee which comprises all security agencies was to clear the highways and some restricted areas of commercial motorcycles in line with the extant law on Okada ban.

The enforcement which started on Monday has seen dozens of Opay bikes impounded on some Lagos highways.

Some of the areas where the operation was carried out were Secretariat area in Alausa-Ikeja, Victoria Island, Ikoyi, among others.

One of the riders who simply identified himself as Felix said he narrowly escaped the arrest today.

He said, “They disturbed us well well today. The new CP is giving us serious problem and many motorcycles were impounded today but I am sure our management is addressing the issue with them.”

Spokesman of the Lagos Police Command, DSP Bala ElKana, told our correspondent that the enforcement is an ongoing exercise to arrest Okada riders plying prohibited routes and driving against traffic.



https://www.dailytrust.com.ng/lagos-impounds-trucks-of-opay-bikes.html



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Re: Lagos Impounds Trucks Of ‘Opay’ Motorcycles (Photos) by RichDad1(m): 10:05pm On Dec 02, 2019
Sanwo-Olu is a very clueless governor. He might end up being the worst governor in Lagos state history.
The same OPay that has been helping Lagosians meet up with appointments, avoid sacks and saved lots of productive hours usually spent in Lagos traffic on a daily basis ?
Why are these people allergic to anything that will reduce the transportation woes of the average Lagos residents ?
The traffic laws only banned motorcycles with engine capacity lesser than 200cc from plying the highways and other restricted routes. To the best of my knowledge, OPay , Max etc use motorcycles with engine capacity around 250cc upwards.
The amount of traffic in Lagos metropolis these days is unprecedented, Yet this point and kill Governor wants to to make things worse.
While tankers are having a field day on the roads and he’s at lost as to what to do. It’s the Bikes that are helping to alleviate the suffering that he’s barking at. Smh
All the roads he announced will be repaired or reconstructed as soon as possible are still the same thing. From Badagry to Ikorodu , Epe, Alimosho, etc.
Infact all the 5 divisions of Lagos state are worse than he met them.
I hope Cardinal Odumbaku and other Lagos APC stalwarts are taking keen interest on this accidental Governor they foisted on us?
AMBO was bad, pompous, not a good party man etc. But I don’t think Sanwo-Olu is any better.

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Re: Lagos Impounds Trucks Of ‘Opay’ Motorcycles (Photos) by yesloaded: 10:08pm On Dec 02, 2019
Hmmmmmmm

I think the state government specified the type of bike to be used by these riders and they all complied

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Re: Lagos Impounds Trucks Of ‘Opay’ Motorcycles (Photos) by JonDon12: 10:11pm On Dec 02, 2019
This stupid administration cannot even deal with tankers on its roads or decongest the Ports yet you are chasing small okada riders. I remember when I was getting visas in Lagos, if not for Okada, I wont be where I am today. Thank u guys. Nigerians instead of fighting corruption, you are stifling hardwork, innovation and entrepreneurship. Nigerians need to start embracing and supporting small business people. If you cant help them, get out of their way.

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Re: Lagos Impounds Trucks Of ‘Opay’ Motorcycles (Photos) by helinues: 10:23pm On Dec 02, 2019
So no public notifications to the riders before impounding their bikes ?

Chei.. This is bad

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Re: Lagos Impounds Trucks Of ‘Opay’ Motorcycles (Photos) by YorubaPrince: 11:11pm On Dec 02, 2019
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Re: Lagos Impounds Trucks Of ‘Opay’ Motorcycles (Photos) by Fortune109: 11:29pm On Dec 02, 2019
Good riddance! Is this how commercial motor bikes have invaded American highways where Google that owns the so called OPay is from??


Whoever must operate motor bike business has to comply with the laws of the land...there are specified routes that Motor bikes are allowed to ply in the state, period!

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Re: Lagos Impounds Trucks Of ‘Opay’ Motorcycles (Photos) by youngsahito(m): 11:43pm On Dec 02, 2019
Fortune109:
Good riddance! Is this how commercial motor bikes have invaded American highways where Google that owns the so called OPay is from??


Whoever must operate motor bike business has to comply with the laws of the land...there are specified routes that Motor bikes are allowed to ply in the state, period!just shut up Mr know all..why would somebody living in the village would be taking about Lagos matter


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Re: Lagos Impounds Trucks Of ‘Opay’ Motorcycles (Photos) by youngsahito(m): 11:49pm On Dec 02, 2019
Fashola started this useless law for more hardship on Lagosians. Why not regulate the use of motorcycle rather than a total ban...God will punish those making life unbearable for Lagosians

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Re: Lagos Impounds Trucks Of ‘Opay’ Motorcycles (Photos) by landforeast: 12:00am On Dec 03, 2019
I say it again any day Okada is totally banned in Lagos. Lagos will become the biggest jungle on Earth. Most low income earners and Northerners in Lagos survives on this Okada business.

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Re: Lagos Impounds Trucks Of ‘Opay’ Motorcycles (Photos) by qualityovenbake(m): 12:34am On Dec 03, 2019
Nobody is escaping Lagos State traffic wahala. We are all in this together.

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Re: Lagos Impounds Trucks Of ‘Opay’ Motorcycles (Photos) by NGpatriot: 1:13am On Dec 03, 2019
The same people crying here will come tomorrow to remind us how beautiful and clean Rwanda is, but they will tolerate, support and defend what Rwanda wont tolerate to keep their city clean.

They love to compare other countries with Nigeria and bore us to death about how Nigeria is backward, dirty and lawless, but they are too clueless to figure out that they themselves are pathetic reflection of everything that's bad about Nigeria.

They will go to other countries that they compare Nigeria with and obey their laws over there, but when they get back to Nigeria, they won't obey the laws, they wont support measures and laws designed to reflect orderliness and cleanliness.

They want to live in a beautiful and well governed country like America and Europe, but they can not obey the laws that the people in America and Europe abide by.

Nigeria is not ready, there are just too many lawless and unruly people.

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Re: Lagos Impounds Trucks Of ‘Opay’ Motorcycles (Photos) by Wiseandtrue(f): 1:48am On Dec 03, 2019
I have never seen a government with so much hatred towards the masses

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Re: Lagos Impounds Trucks Of ‘Opay’ Motorcycles (Photos) by SOFTENGR: 3:57am On Dec 03, 2019
helinues:
So no public notifications to the riders before impounding their bikes ?

Chei.. This is bad
Naija style as usual.
We first mete out Punishment rather than warning.

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Re: Lagos Impounds Trucks Of ‘Opay’ Motorcycles (Photos) by Esseite: 4:29am On Dec 03, 2019
There has always been laws on where bikes should ply...

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Re: Lagos Impounds Trucks Of ‘Opay’ Motorcycles (Photos) by lifestyle1(m): 4:50am On Dec 03, 2019
shocked
Re: Lagos Impounds Trucks Of ‘Opay’ Motorcycles (Photos) by Raymondreigns(m): 4:51am On Dec 03, 2019
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Re: Lagos Impounds Trucks Of ‘Opay’ Motorcycles (Photos) by itoldu: 4:52am On Dec 03, 2019
See setup!
Are they trying to say the bikes are the cause of the traffic now?
Re: Lagos Impounds Trucks Of ‘Opay’ Motorcycles (Photos) by Iamnobody: 4:52am On Dec 03, 2019
Nigeria is built to frustrate the regular people. The government just wants a cut to f the OPay money. This is bad because at the end it’s the consumers that will suffer

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Re: Lagos Impounds Trucks Of ‘Opay’ Motorcycles (Photos) by englishmart(m): 4:56am On Dec 03, 2019
I think Nigeria should create a state or States for the poor. They are making live increasingly despondent and unbearable for the poor.

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Re: Lagos Impounds Trucks Of ‘Opay’ Motorcycles (Photos) by anonimi: 4:57am On Dec 03, 2019
RichDad1:
Sanwo-Olu is a very clueless governor. He might end up being the worst governor in Lagos state history.
The same OPay that has been helping Lagosians meet up with appointments, avoid sacks and saved lots of productive hours usually spent in Lagos traffic on a daily basis ?
Why are these people allergic to anything that will reduce the transportation woes of the average Lagos residents ?
The traffic laws only banned motorcycles with engine capacity lesser than 200cc from plying the highways and other restricted routes. To the best of my knowledge, OPay , Max etc use motorcycles with engine capacity around 250cc upwards.
The amount of traffic in Lagos metropolis is unprecedented, Yet this point and kill Governor wants to to make things worse.
While tankers are having a field day on the roads
and he’s at lost as to what to do, it’s the Bike that are helping to alleviate the suffering that he’s barking at.
All the roads he announced will be repaired or reconstructed as soon as possible are still the same thing. From Badagry to Ikorodu , Epe, Alimosho, etc.
Infact all the 5 divisions of Lagos state is worse than he met them.

Who cares when the JagbaJantis of bullion vans in Bourdillon has every Lagosian under his thumb.






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Re: Lagos Impounds Trucks Of ‘Opay’ Motorcycles (Photos) by anonimi: 4:59am On Dec 03, 2019
englishmart:
I think Nigeria should create a state or States for the poor. They are making live increasingly despondent and unbearable for the poor.

The poor people love it that way - to be oppressed forever by those whom they hail ceaselessly.


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Re: Lagos Impounds Trucks Of ‘Opay’ Motorcycles (Photos) by Kendumazy(m): 5:01am On Dec 03, 2019
Chai! They will frustrate this beautiful e-hailing ride business again!

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Re: Lagos Impounds Trucks Of ‘Opay’ Motorcycles (Photos) by anonimi: 5:01am On Dec 03, 2019
NGpatriot:
The same people crying here will come tomorrow to remind us how beautiful and clean Rwanda is, but they will tolerate, support and defend what Rwanda wont tolerate to keep their city clean.

They love to compare other countries with Nigeria and bore us to death how about how Nigeria is backward, dirty and lawless, but their are too clueless to figure out that they themselves are pathetic reflection of everything that's bad about Nigeria.

They will go to the other countries that they compare Nigeria with and obey their laws over there, but when they get back to Nigeria, they won't obey the laws, they wont support measures and laws designed to reflect orderliness and cleanliness.

They want to live in a beautiful and well governed country like America and Europe, but they can not obey the laws that the people in America and Europe abide by.

Nigeria is not ready, there are just too many lawless and unruly people.

The lawlessness and unruly people are the leaders from whom everything cascades.
Hypocrites don't guarantee sustained success.

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Re: Lagos Impounds Trucks Of ‘Opay’ Motorcycles (Photos) by RedBlackPepper: 5:02am On Dec 03, 2019
Another way to add to the suffering. Opay has been of a tremendous help to the workers in Lagos. Their activities could be regulated but not banning them outrightly. Better still, let Sanwo-Olu provide an alternative that is better than the status quo.

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Re: Lagos Impounds Trucks Of ‘Opay’ Motorcycles (Photos) by Le2money(m): 5:04am On Dec 03, 2019
Don't lemme see u use dat statement again.....we in Ekiti State, av escaped it since the time of Abacha grin grin grin


qualityovenbake:
Nobody is escaping Lagos State traffic wahala. We are all in this together.

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Re: Lagos Impounds Trucks Of ‘Opay’ Motorcycles (Photos) by BCISLTD: 5:06am On Dec 03, 2019
I hate this Lagos state Government for its anti people policies. ..yes call this one a hate speech i dont care

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Re: Lagos Impounds Trucks Of ‘Opay’ Motorcycles (Photos) by showafrica(m): 5:06am On Dec 03, 2019
JonDon12:
This stupid administration cannot even deal with tankers on its roads or decongest the Ports yet you are chasing small okada riders. I remember when I was getting visas in Lagos, if not for Okada, I wont be where I am today. Thank u guys. Nigerians instead of fighting corruption, you are stifling hardwork, innovation and entrepreneurship. Nigerians need to start embracing and supporting small business people. If you cant help them, get out of their way.


Are you seeing what i am seeing, I thought i was the only one. Nigeria forbids success, all they want is for everyone to join the rogue family. Misplaced priorities everywhere..

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