Lagos reiterates ban on Okada in restricted areas, warns residents
Written by Olarotimi Oshin on March 28, 2023
Lagos State Government has reiterated that the ban on commercial motorcycles popularly called ‘okada’ in 10 Local Government Areas, (LGAs) and 15 Local Council Development Areas, (LCDAs) in the metropolis still persists.
Special Adviser to the Governor on Transportation, Sola Giwa, declared this, while on a tour of some restricted areas within the state, where large numbers of motorcyclists (okada riders) had resumed operations.
In a statement on Monday, reaffirming the state government’s ban on okada in the local councils which include; Kosofe, Oshodi-Isolo, Somolu, Mushin, Apapa, Ikeja, Lagos Island, Lagos Mainland, Surulere and Eti-Osa, as well as the Local Council Development Areas under them which are; Ojodu, Onigbongbo, Lagos Island East, Yaba among others
He implored the general public to comply as both the riders and passengers are both liable to 3 years in prison if apprehended and prosecuted, with their motorcycles impounded and crushed in the public view, in line with the provision of Section 46, sub-section 1, 2 & 3 of the Transport Sector Reform Law (TSRL), 2018.