Lagos Extends Ban On Okada To 4 More LGAs, 6 LCDAs

Lagos State government has extended the ban on commercial motorcycles popularly known as Okada to four more local government areas and six local council development areas of the state.

The state commissioner for transportation, Frederick Oladeinde, disclosed this to journalists at a press conference held in Alausa, Ikeja, on the Phase 2 total ban on commercial motorcycles operations in the state.

Oladeinde said: “Based on the apparent positive impact of the ban and the resolution of the Stakeholders’ forum, Mr. Governor has approved the ban of Okada in another four LGs and their respective five LCDAs for the second Phase of the total ban, in addition to the on-going ban in the six LGs and their respective LCDAs.

“For the purpose of emphasis, the state government is now banning Okada operations in the following local governments and local council development areas in a bid to further promote the safety and fecurity of lives and properties in the state.”

The affected areas include Kosofe local government; Ikosi-Isherri LCDA; Agboyi-Ketu LCDA.  Oshodi-Isolo local government; Isolo LCDA and Egigbo LCDA..

Others, according to the commissioner are Shomolu local governme are,Bariga LCDA and Mushin local government area and Odi-Olowo LCDA

The decision, Oladeinde said, “is to further consolidate on the achievements made so far with particular reference to decline in accident and Crime rate as well as to continue to bring sanity to our communities within the state.

“While the ban is in force, the public are advised to resort to alternative and sustainable means of transportation provided in the state such as the First and Last Mile Transport Scheme, the BRT Scheme, the Lagos e-hailing taxi Scheme (Lagride) and other acceptable mode of transportation to go about their daily activities.”

On June 1, 2022, the ban on commercial motorcycles took effect in six councils and nine LCDAs of the state, including the major roads.

He said that the decision “is to further consolidate on the achievements made so far with particular reference to decline in accident and crime rate, as well as to continue to bring sanity to our communities within the state.”

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