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Okada Ban: Twitter users trend ‘Dear Lagosians’ to advise, mock stranded commuters


Okada Ban

Just as projected by some social media users, the ban on Okada and Keke in some areas in Lagos State by the Babajide Sanwo-Olu-led administration has started having a harsh effect on residents.

Since the ban took effect on Saturday, residents have been groaning and lamenting the hardship experienced in moving around the city without the availability of motorcycles and tricycles.

Before now, residents move around in Keke and Okada in many of the routes where their operations have been banned.

Videos emerged on social media on Monday morning of residents trekking several miles to get to major bus stops where they would get buses to their place of work.

As the effect continues to bite harder, many social media users have taken to Twitter with different hashtags to console those affected by the ban, offer advice on how to cope with the new law, while some are poking fun at the development.

Among the trending topics related to the ban is ‘Dear Lagosians’, presently trending at number one spot on Twitter in Nigeria.

Twitter users are using the topic to address and advise some residents stranded on the road, while residents of other states are under the trending topic mocking Lagosians and advising them to relocate to Ibadan and other parts of the country.


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