OKADA BAN: ANALCA MAKES CASE FOR APAPA
Uploaded by Michael George on February 7, 2020
The Association of Nigerian Licenced Customs Agents, ANALCA, want the Lagos State government to reconsider it’s ban on Okada and tricycle operators in the state.
The Vice President of ANALCA, Mr. Kayode Farinton made the demand at a parley with Newsmen in Lagos.
He said that the timing of the ban was wrong considering the bad state of roads and the fact that alternatives were not provided.
Mr. Farinton said that it was wrong to ban Okada operators who bought 200cc powerbike in compliance with the traffic law and who registered their operations.
He said that the ban should have been on faceless operators who don’t have traceable addresses and are not registered.
Mr. Kayode Farinton advised the state government to exclude Apapa from the ban as Okada is the only viable means of conducting businesses in the ports’ town.
He said that the economy of Apapa could collapse because of the ban.
According to him, since the ban, workers in Apapa have been finding it difficult to move around the town because of lockdown.
By Fabian Anawo.