Riders of Max and Gokada, motorbike hailing services, have taken to the streets of Lagos to protest against the ban on motorcycles popularly known as okada in several parts of Lagos state.
The state government earlier announced its decision to implement the ban on okada and tricycle taxis in 15 local councils from February 1. Gbenga Omotoso, commissioner for information and strategy, had said ORide, Max and Gokada would be affected by the ban.
The protesters, which include operators of Gokada and Max and a few other motorbike hailing services, staged a peaceful protest from Oregun road to Alausa secretariat in Ikeja, the state capital. They marched to the Secretariat Alausa before security operatives barricaded the entrance to the Assembly.