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Outrage As Lagos State Govt Crushes 1500 Seized Motorcycles

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The Lagos state government has been criticized for crushing 1500 seized motorcycles in the state.

Naija News reports that the latest development was disclosed in a post shared on its official X handle on Wednesday.

The state Commissioner of Transportation, Oluwaseun Osiyemi, accompanied by the Permanent Secretary to the ministry, Wale Musa, inspected the crushing of the 1500 seized motorcycles at the premises of the Lagos State Taskforce.

The post reads, “Commissioner for #lagosMOT1, Mr. Oluwaseun Osiyemi with the Permanent Secretary, Mr Wale Musa, at the crushing of 1500 seized commercial motorcycles at the Lagos State Taskforce premises on Monday, 27th of November 2023.”

Recall that the state government banned the use of motorcycles in many parts of the state in 2022 and seized a number of motorcycles whose riders faulted the ban.

However, some netizens have frowned at the government for crushing the motorcycles.

@Thliza60 wrote: “And who is selling ticket to okada riders at each junction of the state ?and also there is sticker for each local government”

@shehushams51338 wrote: “Making life unbearable for people who voted you in cos u are rich and they give you power, we will meet on the day of judgements”

@folursho wrote: “What’s the plan of curbing rampant okada on bourdilon road spreading to VI. I think the enforcement should begin with police and soldiers okada rider they are the initiator of violation of traffic regulations.”

@weightlossnaija wrote: “If this isn’t wickedness, I wonder which heart they carried to crush people’s sources of Income without providing an alternative or compensating them with something meeting up their transportation standard. Throw them back to the street to Rob other Hustlers who can’t afford heavy security services like Una.”

@dashblushmakeover wrote: “Yes they broke the law, other penalties should have been melted on them, crushing their bikes in this seemingly difficult times is extreme, some of them borrowed money to buy, others on higher purchasing. No empathy at all. Then you complain of crím3 when you didn’t even provide jobs for them in the first place. Na wa o”

@jaylavish wrote: “Useless govt!! The people gain nothing from you!! The small bike wey some of this people collect on purchase na him una crush like this! Una no fit ever know peace cos nothing justifies this! It’s pure wickedness! So there’s no other way to punish the bike owners than to crush the bikes to pieces??”

@justuchie wrote: “Now that you have burn their source of income what will become of them now??? If dem steal now una go still burn them the poor are really suffering in this country CALLED NIGERIA 🇳🇬”

@tuliselah wrote: “They are suppose to auction it off to delivery companies!”

@rodiat98 wrote: “No provision of works yet you are making citizens Uncomfortable it is well.”

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