A photo of motorcycles belonging to Opay, a ride-hailing service platform, loaded at the back of a truck has provoked outrage on the Nigerian Twittersphere.


A Twitter user (@MrFestusEmeka) had on Monday shared the photo and narrated how three truckloads of motorcycles were impounded. He also pondered how the company would recover from this “setback”.

“Can Opay bikes survive this harsh reality? 3 trucks of impounded bikes today,” he said.

There are reports that the bikes were impounded by officials of the Lagos State Traffic Monitoring and Enforcement team in a bid to sanitize the major highways in the state operated by Opay riders.



The photo has since sparked off reactions as some Lagosians took to the microblogging platform to register their annoyance with the state government.

While a number of users bemoaned a perceived intent by the government to “frustrate private business”, others tackled the officials of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) over their “above the law” activities

“Lagos needs a total overhaul bro. Who are these taskforce guys that operate like demigods and it looks like they’re too powerful to be checked,” a Twitter user asked

“We really can’t carry on like this. This is sad. This nation is collapsing under Buhari’s watch,” a user also said.


With what is happening to OPay in Lagos state, just imagine a Bola Tinubu becoming a president of Nigeria. It will be a free flow for the touts. The Nigerian system will fully collapse. Disorderliness will be the order of the day. Corruption, thuggery will be the norm,” another user said.

Here is what some Nigerians had to say:



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