December 8, 2022

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Lagos intensities clampdown on Okada in 4 extra LGAs 


The Lagos State authorities has intensified the clampdown on industrial motorcyclists, also called Okada within the state.

This was introduced by Dr. Fredric Oladeinde, the state Commissioner for Transportation at an inter-ministerial media briefing on Thursday, held at Alausa, Ikeja.

It could be recalled that the Lagos State Authorities had earlier said that it’s contemplating a complete ban on the operations of Okada riders in all of the native authorities areas (LGAs) within the state.

He mentioned Babajide Sanwo-Olu, the Lagos State Governor accredited a complete ban on further 4 native governments within the state ranging from September 1.

Additionally affected are some Native Council Improvement Areas of the state. The affected councils embody: Kosofe, Ikosi-Isheri, Oshodi-Isolo, Mushin, and the respective LCDAs within the areas.

The Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, had on Could 18, 2022, introduced a complete ban on industrial motorbike operators in 6 native authorities areas within the state.

The affected native authorities listed by the governor consists of Ikeja, Surulere, Eti-Osa, Lagos Mainland, Lagos Island, and Apapa.

The brand new directive from the governor seems to be a follow-up to the February 2020 restriction positioned on the actions of those industrial motorcyclists in these areas.

The state famous that impounded bikes shall be crushed earlier than the eyes of the general public. The state authorities additionally mentioned it recorded 85 per cent compliance in 3 days.

The state authorities inaugurated Anti-Okada Squad to additional implement the ban in keeping with the Transport Sector Reform Legislation (TSRL), 2018.

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