The motorbike hailing provider operators are stated to were ordered with the aid of the Task Force to right away observe the Lagos State Road Traffic Laws of 2012. Speaking all through an enforcement operation on motorcyclists working on restrained routes, the Chairman of the Agency, CSP Olayinka Egbeyemi stated out of the one hundred fifteen bikes impounded on Tuesday, March 12, 2019, at some point of the enforcement operation, 22 had been branded commercial ‘Gokada and Maxokada’. Egbeyemi stated that the activities of those newly branded industrial motorbike operators have been illegal and without any legitimate documentation from the nation authorities, PM News reports.
The Task Force Chairman added that no commercial bike operator was allowed to function round 475 constrained routes, including highways and bridges throughout the State. He said, “The government enjoined participants of the general public to henceforth desist from patronising commercial motorcyclists on all restrained routes as passengers are as nicely accountable for prosecutions. “It was an eyesore seeing operators of these newly branded business bikes (Gokada/Maxokada) competing for proper of methods with motorists on highways and bridges throughout the State.”
According to PM News, Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Zubairu Muazu had directed that 10 arrested riders be right now charged to courtroom for prosecution. One of the riders, Ayeni Francis, who’s a Gokada rider reportedly said that he changed into unaware of any documentation with the government as he claimed to be paying N3000 to the business enterprise every day. Pulse reached out to Gokada but attempt to reach our source inside the business enterprise proved abortive as his phone line was switched off. Gokada is an on-call for transportation enterprise or motorbike hailing service. The agency become set up in February 2018.