- As part of the measure to ensure the Okada ban is fully effective and weight maintained, the Lagos Task Force has destroyed another set of 2,228 commercial motorcycles
- The Force chairman announced that the actions of Okada operators violated the state’s transportation reform laws
- Meanwhile, the state governor Lagos Babatunde Sanwo-Olu announced a total ban of Okada on all highways in six LGAs and nine municipal development areas of the state
The Lagos State Task Force will be deployed Friday, June 3 to crush another batch of 2,228 impounded commercial motorcycles, popularly known as Okada.
The Punch reports that the Taskforce Chair, CSP Shola Jejeloye, a Chief Superintendent of Police, made this disclosure through a statement issued on Thursday, June 2nd.
The statement was signed by the Director, Press d Public Affairs, Gbadeyan Abdulraheem.
The agency’s efforts are being intensified, Jerjeloye noted
Jejeloye quoted the chairman as saying that the agency would be intensifying its efforts to ensure that all impounded motorcycles are shredded according to due process.
The statement read in part:
“Following the announcement of a total ban on the operation of commercial motorcycles, popularly known as Okada, on all highways in six municipal administrative areas and nine municipal development areas in the state by Lagos State Governor Mr. Babatunde Sanwo-Olu, the Chairman of the Taskforce de Lagos State CSP Shola Jejeloye has said the agency will crush another set of 2,228 impounded motorcycles on Friday to make enforcement of the ban more thorough and effective — their actions are in total violation of the state’s transportation reform laws.” /blockquote>
Jejeloye confirmed that despite the high and encouraging compliance rate, Okada operators still cannot trust them (operators).
Premium Times confirmed this development with a video shared on Facebook.
Okada ban: excitement as Lagos deploys boats with free Wi-Fi and inflight entertainment
In another development, Lagos State Ferry Services (LAGFERRY) said it was using more boats to operate ahead of the June 1 proposed ban on commercial motorcyclists, commonly known as Okada. in some parts of the state.
This disclosure was supported by a statement by LAGFERRY Public Affairs Director Mr. Akeem Odusina on Tuesday 31st in Lagos, PM News- Report.
Odusina announced that the company has also increased its daily operational trips to the terminals/piers within the affected areas.
1 dead, mixed reactions as Okada Ban takes off in Lagos
Meanwhile, on Wednesday, June 1st, a middle-aged woman died on the spot while walking in Ikeja Along from a commercial motorcycle popularly known as the Okada.
According to a report by The Nation, the rider tried to avoid arrest and the ban on Okada operations began.
Ikeja is one of six local governments and nine Local Council Development Areas (LCDA) piloting the ha r crackdown.