- Finally it’s the end of the road for commercial motorcycles, commonly known as Okada in Lagos State
- As defined by the Lagos State Government announced in May , the commencement of enforcement of the Okada ban has begun
- In accordance with the terms of the ban, the Lagos State Police Command has determined that passengers who use Okada drivers patronize, be arrested and prosecuted
Lagos – The Lagos State Government will be tasked with enforcing the Okada Bans (commercial motorcycles) begin Wednesday, June 1st in six local governments and nine local governments.
Recall that the Lagos State Government has responded to the cruel events the total ban on Okada drivers in some areas of the state has announced killing of a sound engineer named David.
PM News reports that the Lagos state government is ready to begin enforcing the Okada ban as c confirmed by the Information and Strategy Officer, Gbenga Omotoso.
LASG guarantees residents safety amid Okada ban
Omotoso announced that security agencies are conducting a roadshow visited to further ensure the safety of Lagos residents ahead of the enforcement of the commercial motorcycle ban.
“There is no need to worry about the enforcement of the ban, which was welcomed by the majority of Lagosians as a reinforcement of the Lagos Traffic Law 2012 (amended 2018).
“The Government would like to advise all law-abiding citizens to go about their business without any fear, as measures were taken to avoid disturbances
“Lagosians and visitors are urged to cooperate with law enforcement in our common interest.”
In the meantime, has Lagos State Police Command labeled most businesses All motorcycles as criminals supporting and fighting crime in every nook and cranny of the state.
Constant traffic accidents led to the Okada Ban – Omotoso
Mr. For his part, Omotoso stated that the state’s incessant traffic accidents prompted the government to take action.
He revealed that statistics available to them from hospitals showed , that most emergencies are caused by Okada accident.
Omotoso revealed that about 45 percent of the accidents in the first quarter were caused by Okada, with the victims’ ages ranging from 30 to 30 years old and 39 years of age.
As enforcement begins in earnest, some of the affected LGAs and LCDAs include: Apapa, Iganmu LCDA, Ikeja, Ojodu LCDA, Onigbongbo LCDA, Lagos Island, West LCDA, Lagos Island East, LCDA, Lagos Mainland, Yaba LCDA, Surulere, Coker Aguda LCDA and Itire-Ikate LCDA.
Okada Ban: Lagos Police to Arrest and Prosecute Passengers
< p class="align-left">Meanwhile, Lagos state government says that they will not condone any action or violation of law and order as there will be severe consequences.
Recently Lagos State Police confiscated 150 motorbikes traveling on the restricted area highways were traveling in Lagos State.
Similarly, passengers have been warned not to patronize Okada drivers or they will be arrested and prosecuted.