Following Okada ban in Lagos State, students and workers in the State were stranded on Monday morning at various bus stops while others were trekking to their various destinations.
It is also confirmed that horses have now emerged as a new means of transportation by residents of the State.
The restriction which took effect from February 1st seems to be having adverse effects on residents of the State as movement has now become quite difficult.
Recall that the Lagos State Government had banned the operation of commercial motorcycles and tricycles in six local government areas and nine local council development areas of the state.
.The state Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Mr. Gbenga Omotosho in a statement said the government had placed the ban due to the havoc the riders cause in those communities.
The Lagos state government had, however, assured residents to remain calm even as it promised to release 65 buses to aid transportation.
Speaking to DAILY POST, a resident who pleaded anonymity, narrated his ordeal along the Ikeja axis saying many workers and students were stranded at bus stops while some resorted to the expensive horse-ride.
He said the ban has led to an increase in bus fares in most routes in Lagos state.
He joined many Lagosians to cry to the Sanwo-Olu’s government to help salvage the situation.
He also confirmed the use of horses by some residents to go about their daily activities.
“The Okada ban has created more traffic, increase in bus fares and rowdiness at various bus-stops. this morning school students were stranded at bus stops as they were no Okada/Keke to take them to their respective schools.
“We call on governor Sanwo-Olu to help Lagosians at this time. Today, some people were charging like N2,000 for a horse ride to Ikeja. If you’re not trekking in Lagos today, you are either stranded at the bus stops or in traffic. It is a sad situation.”