The fresh Okada ban followed the February 2020 restriction placed on the activities of commercial motorcycles. The Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has imposed a fresh ban on operations of commercial motorcycles popularly called Okada, in six Local Governments and nine Local Government Development Areas.
The governor gave out the directive at a meeting with the Commissioner of Police, Area Commanders and Divisional Police Officers at the State House in Alausa on Wednesday. Effective from June 1, 2022, the governor directed security operatives to enforce the proscription order across the listed councils.
Sanwo-Olu said the government took the decision in line with the State’s Transport Sector Reform Law of 2018 to immediately address the chaos and menace created by the operations of Okada in the listed areas.
The affected councils are Eti-Osa, Ikeja, Surulere, Lagos Island, Lagos Mainland, and Apapa.
Full list of affected local governments and local council development areas
Apapa Iganmu LCDA
Lagos Island West LCDA
Lagos Island East LCDA
Coker Aguda LCDA
Eti-Osa East LCDA
Eti-Osa West LCDA
Iru Victoria Island LCDA
Sanw0-Olu said the total ban order extends to all LCDAs under the listed councils.
The governor advised residents patronising Okada riders on highways to embrace the alternative transport schemes already provided by the government to plan their journey.
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