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Hundreds of motorcycle riders working for Gokada and Max, on Friday staged a protest at the Lagos State House of Assembly following the proposed ban on their operation by the state government beginning from February 1.  The operators, who carried placards with different inscriptions, demanded the suspension of the planned ban on motorcycle and tricycle riders in 15 local council areas of the state.

The protesters lamented that the ban would not only take their means of livelihood but also render them jobless and expose them to crime.


They later submitted a petition to the lawmakers, who came out to address them.


Meanwhile, the member representing Alimosho Constituency, Bisi Yusuf, who represented the Speaker, Mudashiru Obasa, urged them to obey the law pending when the House would look into their petition. He assured them that the House would look into their concern and come up with a resolution that would put the matter to rest. 

 

The protesters dispersed peacefully after submitting the petition.

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