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Sunday, 1 April 2012

Lagos okada riders on strike

All four unions of Okada riders and Tricycles (Motorcycle Transport Union of Nigeria, All Nigerians Autobike Commercial Owners and Workers Association and Okada Riders Welfare Association) have called on their members to stay off the street from 7am to 10am tomorrow Monday, 02 April 2012 to enable them attend a court session. Chairman of the four associations said the action was necessary to demonstrate support and solidarity in court following the suit filed on their behalf against the Lagos State Government over the banning of Okada from operating within the Ikeja Business District.

40 comments:

Anonymous said...

Chei, lag pple will suffer oo.

Anonymous said...

linda i think you owe your readers ogo husband side of the story since you posted the first side. i know the couple and know that the first was full of lies .........http://www.ogorip.net/blog.php

name said...

http://www.ogorip.net/blog.php

ugo frank said...

I hope this will not make Lagos state government barn them permanently in other areas in Lagos.

Anonymous said...

That awkward moment when going on strike or staging a protest becomes the only way out...guess dialogue died a long time ago...LUMY

Lagosian said...

Good Riddance! I hope their strike lasts for eternity! Sanity will be restored in Lagos if they stopped working all together!!!

mama somtee said...

That is very good ----- at least i'd enjoying driving me new car without fear of an okada driver getting in between or struggling the lane with me . But na hunger go finish some of them within those hours , especially those abokis.

Jamb result said...

Treking mood activated

Landmark university said...

Solidarity makes a nation strong. Keep it up and doing, but is this strike?

Post utme 2012 said...

Well, people in those area has some serious treking to do.

Anonymous said...

Mtscheeeeeeeeeew!

Anonymous said...

This is Nigeria for you where strike has become a natural phenomenon. I know one day too maybe wives will also go on strike if husbands can no longer meet their demands. Anyway everything happen for a purpose http://mazinovich.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

Abeg make dem go stay one place jo. Their wahala too much

Anonymous said...

Ehen! So i can't ride my private okada today?

Anonymous said...

http://www.ogorip.net/blog.php

Ujunwa said...

THEY SHOULD GO TO HELL

Make-Up by Teju said...

These ones in yaba r jus flying everywhere,them no join them strike o!make dem no chop ds morning abi?

Anonymous said...

4 what reason will they band Okada rider

Anonymous said...

I wish the strike would be forever!

Bamidele said...

Not certain the strike will last, because most of these Okada riders relies on the income from the business for their Daily Living.
What Lagos State Government is trying to do is for their safety and security of the State any way.

Atobatele said...

Although the Okada operations present a nuisance to the decency and traffic flow of any city, but did the Lagos State Govt think through their decision thoroughly?
1. Do they have alternatives to fill the gap if the Okada riders were really to cease operating?
2. Is there any plan for re-training the now to be jobless operators to acquire other skills that could help them get employed in other sectors, e.g. small scale farming?
3. Is there any temporary economic aid that can be given to these people even if for 3-4 months, to enable them transit to other useful economic activities?.
These are the kind of measures a government need to have in place before embarking on any such bans on any economic activities of its citizens, otherwise you will just be churning out more criminals to the already unsafe country! A country that has no job for its growing population should have no business destroying peoples initiative. Okada riding is a lawful business and the riders have rights under the constitution to operate and to move about as they choose. So also, the passengers have the right to decide on the means of transportation to join. The CP of Lagos should concentrate on his job under the Police Act and the Constitution. Crime is growing by day; and he should do something about it. If the CP hate Okada riders this much, I appeal to him to tell the Police Affair Ministry to direct half of its 2012 allocation on job creation and see whether the number of Okada riders in Lagos will not come down.

Anonymous said...

QF
its a gud developmnt cos dey r vry rough...abj strts r safer wtout dm....but d govt shud set dm up in oda field b4 implemntin it, if dey'l bcom robbers...nd trust me datds worse. Shallom 2y'al

Adeyinka said...

ehn.....they should go on strike nah... who'll get hungry at the end of the day.....awon ole oshi...shey nah all of them wan attend court session ni...they cannot nominate representatives????

honey said...

Abeg mke try increas d strike to a year am tired of okada

Anonymous said...

ThankGod!!.....please can they strike in vi/lekki axis as well,those okada riders are maniacs!

Anonymous said...

I am, the no Sender.

I agree. Had also posted demanding the same last week. It's only fair that Linda balances the story.

But then since you've posted the link and by graciously posting this on your behalf, one can say that perhaps Linda's balancing the story. In anycase, Linda do the just thing.

Anonymous said...

I am, the no Sender.


Are you stammer writing?

Anonymous said...

Who cares, they should be off the road totally.

The sage said...

I hope for ur sake u didn't do d last jamb. The word is ban not band! Get a copy of brighter grammer and use it.

The sage said...

Bros, u fall my hand. The word is rely, not relies or relles like u put there.
I know its easy to have typos but even what u were trying to write is a syntax error.

Anonymous said...

They should go on strike forever. I can't stand them with their reckless driving. There will be more sanity on the roads without the goats driving towards on coming traffic. They really get on my nerves!

Anonymous said...

Let them stay away forever.Okada is not for transportation.

jen said...

so they have a chairman? yeye man.....where has he been all along that they have been using byke to rob people?

Anonymous said...

Yes o!!!

MY TURN said...

who cares let them ban the bastards forever, they cause more harm than good please.Tinubu and his band of thieves only use them during election to cause mayhem.

As for the ogo story Linda bia over to you.

Anonymous said...

Who is to tell which side of the story is true? Ogo is dead. Kevin has not spoken. Third parties with vested interests wrote both accounts. As the second account called the first fiction and fabrication, so the first or even a third account emerge debunking the second account.

I suggest you Kevin supporters let this matter rest. Do the best you can for the kids.

Anty May

Shols said...

The worst okada rider are those one from the north. They are so daft.... Imagine, one appeared from nowhere, i pressed my horn and he completely ignored me, till he hit my new car! when i asked him some questions, he kept staring at me. His other okada friend now informed me that he was DEAF and DUMB!!! I nearly passed out. Those are the crop of okada riders we have on our streets

Anonymous said...

Seriously who cares. These okada riders are mean. When they are wrong they gang up and either burn someone's car or beat of the driver. For crying out loud. We were healthier before they came.

Anonymous said...

All of you way de claim alternatives, wetin una de do wen okada no de

anon. said...

Because say all of una get motor..dat na why una deyt stand there deyt yarn okpaks. ČŠ̝̊ pray make betta hold up catch una ;.. Like those ones wey dey ikotun-cele ijesha route. Maybe after spending an hour under that kind traffic una head go finally correct.

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