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Against the backdrop of the recent ban on the activities of motorcycle (Okada) and tricycle (Keke) commercial operators by the Lagos state government, and the consequential protests and rallies by the affected operators, prominent among the Gokada rider protesters has received a car gift from a renowned philanthropist in the week.
Surprisingly, the Kokun Foundation gifted the Gokada rider lady identified as Sandra a car, after she went viral in an interview she did to speak against the ban of commercial motorcycles in Lagos.
Recalled after the Lagos state okada ban, several bike transport operators, Gokada, Opay, Maxi, protested the development decrying how many of their riders will be thrown into the unemployment market.
However, prominent among the protester is a female rider for Gokada who was granted an interview. She terribly decried the ban and how it will affect her finances from where she intend to further her education.
Sandra, an OND graduate of Accountancy from College of Technology, is currently on her one-year Industrial Training with one of the bike-hailing company (Gokada) as a ‘rider’ and as such, was affected with the sudden #OkadaBan in Lagos State.
In the viral video captured by online news media, Legit.ng, Sandra earnestly pleaded with the Government to regulate the bike services and NOT ban them because there were so many people who would become unemployed and experience a more difficult life due to the ban.
Sandra also said she was currently doing the job because she wants to save enough money to sponsor her quest for a Higher National Certificate when the time comes.
It seems her new benefactor, Kokun, came across the video on social media and decided to ease her pain by giving her a brand new car.