Okada ban: MC Oluomo begs drivers not to raise fares, meets state govt



Succour may be coming soon to Lagos commuters and operators of both motorcycles (okada) and tricycles (keke), as Musiliu Akinsanya, popularly called MC Oluomo, a major stakeholder in the sector, waded into the ban of both means of transportation in the state.

Akinsanya, the Chairman of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW), told reporters on Monday that he is talking with the Lagos State Government to review the ban.

Speaking through one of his aides, Jimoh Buhari, the popular Lagos transport manager noted that he was also meeting with bus drivers not to increase bus fares, which could worsen the effect of the ban on commuters.

The NURTW boss expressed optimism that his discussion with the government on the matter would yield positive results.

“The most important thing, for now, is for the bus drivers not to take advantage of the situation, and that is why we are meeting with them,” he added.