Lagos state government on Wednesday imposed a fresh ban to curtail the unruly activities of the okada riders in the state
The fresh order follows the growing menace and nuisance constituted by commercial motorcycles, popularly known as Okada
Going further, the governor directed security operatives to enforce the proscription order across the listed councils
Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has imposed a fresh ban on operations of commercial motorcycles popularly called Okada in Lagos state.
Specifically, the ban is imposed on okada in six local governments and nine local government development areas, Tribune Online reports.
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.
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Effective from June 1, 2022, the governor directed security operatives to enforce the proscription order across the listed councils.
The fresh Okada ban followed the February 2020 restriction placed on the activities of commercial motorcycles.
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
Recall that Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos state reimposed the ban on Okada in some Local Governments of the state.
The governor gave the order while speaking with all DPOs and Area Commanders across the State at the Lagos House, Ikeja.
He revealed that other security agencies will join in the enforcement, which will take effect from June 1, 2022.
Tension in Abuja as Traders, okada riders clash, 5 people reportedly killed
In another report, no fewer than five people have been reportedly killed in Dei Dei, a community in the Abuja Municipal Area Council (AMAC) of the Federal Capital Territory.
The deceased individuals were said to have been killed during a clash between traders and Okada (motorcycle) riders in the community.
A resident who spoke on the incident said an accident involving an okada rider had led to the breakdown of law and order in the area.