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Anti-Okada Enforcement Squad kicks off in Lagos 

AHEAD of the June 1, 2022, commencement of ban on commercial motorcyclists, popularly called “Okada ” riders, the Lagos State Government has concluded arrangement to inaugurate Anti-Okada Squad for enforcement.

Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, who earlier announced the planned ban on activities of Okada in six Local Government Areas and nine Local Council Development Areas, LCDAs, to commence on June 1, 2022, two weeks ago, had insisted on enforcement on the set date following plea from leadership of the Okada union, who demanded for extension for the commencement of enforcement.

According to Oladeinde, “In line with the commencement of the ban of motorcycle operations within (6) LGs and the respective LCDAs under them, the Ministry of Transportation is Inaugurating an Anti-Okada Squad.

The event is taking place by 2.00pm at Adeyemi Bero Hall, the Secretariat, Alausa, Ikeja.”

Recall that Sanwo-Olu had on May 10, 2021, reviewed the 2012 Lagos Traffic Law guiding the Okada operations, after his predecessors, Babatunde Fashola and Akinwunmi Ambode’s administrations had banned their activities.

Fashola had signed the Lagos Road Traffic Law 2012, which restricts okada operations in at least 492 of the 9200 roads across the metropolis in an effort to reduce the menace of their operations in recent past.

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