Lagos govt bans Okada operation in 6 councils

* Effective June 1

The Lagos State government, on Wednesday, announced a total ban on operation of commercial motorcycles, aka Okada, in six local government areas in the State.

Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, while announcing the ban, said no commercial motorcyclists would be allowed to operate in any part of Ikeja, Surulere, Eti-Osa, Lagos Mainland, Lagos Island and Apapa local councils from June 1.

“This is the phased banning that we are going to be embarking on so that others will know that in a short while it is either they get out or look for something else to do,” Sanwo-Olu said at a meeting with police area commanders and DPOS at the Lagos House, Ikeja.

The ban is coming after some Okada riders attacked and killed an engineer in the Lekki area of the State, amid an argument over riding fare.

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