By Onozure Dania
LAGOS—A former senator, Kola Bajomo, has called on Lagosians to respect the new traffic law in Lagos State, saying doing so will make the state safer and ensure a drastic reduction in road accidents.
Speaking specifically on the restriction placed on Okada riders in the state, Bajomo, who represented Ogun West Senatorial District between 2007 and 2011, under the People’s Democratic Party PDP, said the havoc wreaked by the Okada riders was alarming, adding that the state government could not fold its arms and watch while innocent lives were being lost on a daily basis.
He said majority of the Okada riders were fond of willfully violating traffic laws such as refusal to wear crash helmets, carrying multiple passengers, reckless driving and robbery, hence, the need for the state government to take the decision to safeguard the lives of Lagosians.
The one-time president of Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria ICAN, however, admonished Babatunde Fashola’s administration, to make make available more BRT buses and smaller buses in areas where BRT could not ply, saying this will go a long way in alleviating the pains being experienced by some residents since the restriction order began.