The Lagos State government has told of its plan to employ commercial motorcyclists in a bid to achieve its goal of a “Greater Lagos”.
Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu disclosed this on Monday at the stakeholders’ meeting on security held at the Adeyemi Bero auditorium in Alausa, Ikeja.
Sanwo-Olu while lamenting the menace of Okada riders said the state would next week launch first 500 of the 5,000 last mile buses proposed to replace okadas in the state.
The governor added that the programme would provide employment opportunities for Lagosians including Okada riders.
According to him, “We are also excited to announce that next week, we will be launching the ‘Last Mile Buses’ that will ply inner roads and safely get passengers to their final destinations. We envisage that this initiative will also generate employment opportunities for Lagosians, including the commercial motorcyclists who will be employed as operators of the Last Mile Buses.”