– The Lagos state government has got a favourable judgement regarding its restriction of Okada and Keke in some LGAs in the state
– A lawyer had dragged the state government to court arguing that the restriction violated human rights
– However, the court ruled that the restriction does not violate human rights and dismissed the suit for lacking in merit
A Federal High Court in Lagos has upheld the Lagos state government’s right to restrict commercial motorcycles and tricycles in some parts of the state.
The Nation reports that the court upheld the argument of the Lagos state government’s counsel that the restriction is in line with the state’s law.
The presiding judge, Mohammed Liman, subsequently dismissed the fundamental rights suit which was filed by a lawyer, Olukoya Ogungbeje.
Liman said the suit is lacking in merit, adding that the restriction does not violate the fundamental human rights.
In January 2020, the Lagos state government announced that it has “wielded the big stick” against the menace of Okada and Keke NAPEP.
The ban took effect from February 1.
Legit poll: Nigerians react to the ban
The ban triggered a lot of reactions from Nigerians on social media.
While 64% of those who reacted are against the proposed ban, 36% of them are in support of the move by the state government, according to a poll by Legit.ng.
On Facebook, many Nigerians feel and believe that the ban should be dropped for quite a lot of reasons.
Meanwhile, in a bid to contain the spread of coronavirus in Lagos state and Nigeria at large, Governor Sanwo-Olu announced the ban on gatherings of more than 50 persons across the state.
Legit.ng gathered the southwest governor made the disclosure on Sunday, January 31, during a press briefing.
Sanwo-Olu who stated this while giving an update on coronavirus in Lagos state said the order is in line with the COVID-19 Health Protection Regulations 2021 signed by President Muhammadu Buhari.
In other news, Governor Sanwo-Olu has disclosed that his administration has contacted manufacturers of COVID-19 vaccines.
He said this during an appearance on Channels Television’s Sunday Politics.
Governor Sanwo-Olu said Lagos is planning to vaccinate 50 to 60% of her population.