Aboru Okada Riders Protest Hike In Ticket Fee


Scores of commercial motorcycle operators also known as okada riders in Aboru area near Iyana Ipaja, Lagos, Southwest Nigeria, this morning took to the streets protesting the hike in the fee they pay for ticket which was increased from N350 to N500.

Waving leaves, the okada riders abandoned their motorcycles to protest what they called unwarranted increase in the fee payable at their park.

However, Chairman of Motorcycle Operators Association of Lagos State, MOALS of NURTW, Mr. Bola Ajayi denied the sharp increment.

He told P.M.NEWS that the ticket fee was N350 while only N20 was added to it recently when a new administration took over at the Agbado-Oke Odo LCDA.

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Leaders of the protesting okada riders, Chimezie Onyemba, Paul Okoye and Bolaji Adekesan, maintained that they were forced to pay N500 for ticket by MOALS leadership this morning.

They alleged that in other okada parks, riders pay N250 for ticket and wondered why Aboru park should be different.

Contacted, the Divisional Police Officer, DPO, Oke Odo Police Station, CSP Akin Omolaoye chased out the protesting okada riders from his office, saying they were disturbing him.

—Ayodeji Dedeigbo

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