Okada Ban: Lagos Warns against ‘Free Bus Distribution’ News



Lagos State government has disassociated itself from the story making the rounds that they are planning to distribute free mini buses to Okada riders to ameliorate their suffering, advising Lagosians to avoid being duped by unscrupulous elements that may have the intention to take undue advantage of well meaning individuals in the state.

Lagos State Commissioner for Transportation, Dr. Frederic Oladeinde who said    the news about Lagos State government gift to commercial motorcycle riders to cushion the  effect of the ban by the state government trending in the Social Media is incorrect.

He said: “There is no distribution of  free mini buses to Okada riders to ameliorate their suffering. It is baseless, unconfirmed and a fraudulent attempt by unscrupulous elements to swindle unsuspected innocent members of the public. He warned the public to be wary of people of dubious character saying  Lagos State government was planning secretly to provide all registered Okada Riders with LASRAA and NURTW Identification with new Mini buses as a way to curb the menace of unemployment.”

The Commissioner explained that “Block F, Room 305” where interested people were directed to visit in the Secretariat for free registration did not exist while the name:Mrs. Omobolanle named as the Officer in charge of the registration” was fictitious and non-existent.

“I therefore urge the residents to disregard this trending report on social media platforms that secret plans are underway to provide all registered Okada Riders that have LASRRA and NURTW Identification Cards with new mini buses as a way to curb the menace of unemployment. It is a lie, it is unconfirmed and a deceitful attempt to mislead innocent members of the public’’ Oladeinde warned.

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