By Adelola Amihere
The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport Nigeria (CILT) has assured of its support at the recent ban of motorcycles and tricycles by the Lagos State Government in major streets across the state.
He also called for the introduction of a road tax that will discourage the use of privately-owned vehicles on certain roads around the state.
Speaking with The AUTHORITY , the President of the Young Professionals of the CILT, Mr. Dennis Ujah, opined that the ban was long overdue.
According to him, “There is little or nothing the Lagos State Government could do differently. You will recall that while keke and okada were in operation, they became a menace to other road users and caused lots of accidents and perpetrated crimes, pushing it to its peak.
“The ban is a welcome development that must be sustained as it will aid the actualization of a smart city which Lagos is tending towards, as well as reduce insecurity.
Making proposals on ways through which the state government could encourage public transportation, Ujah said people driving private cars should be discouraged by way of a tax system.
“For instance, the government can mark some roads as taxed roads, meaning that if you drive a private car on such roads, you will be taxed. This in itself will discourage the use of private cars while, encouraging the use of public transportation,” he said.