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Lagos State Bans Motorcycle Operators in 4 Additional Local Governments

Lagos State Bans Motorcycle Operators in 4 Additional Local Governments

Babajide Sanwo-Olu, the Lagos State Governor has approved a complete ban on the activities of commercial motorcycle operators, popularly known as Okada riders in four extra Local Government Areas and respective Local Council Development Areas, LCDAs of the state, commencing from September 1, 2022.

Previously on May 18, 2022, after a lot of complaints over the growing menace and nuisance constituted by Okada riders, Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, imposed the latest ban on the operations in six Local Governments, LGs, and nine Local Council Development Areas to tackle the unruly activities of the riders.

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

The state Commissioner for Transportation, Dr. Fredric Oladeinde, speaking on the ban with the Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Gbenga Omotoso, stated this at an inter-ministerial media briefing on Thursday, held in Alausa, Ikeja.

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The latest affected areas include:

Kosofe, Ikosi-Isheri, Oshodi-Isolo, and Mushin, including the respective LCDAs.

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