Lagos Okada Ban: Sanwo-Olu’s Govt Assures Security As Enforcement Begins 1 June
The Lagos State Government has noted the anxiety that has followed the planned enforcement of the ban on commercial motorcycles in six local government areas as from June 1. The local governments are: Surulere, Lagos Island, Lagos Mainland, Apapa, Eti-Osa and Ikeja.
Commissioner for Information, Gbenga Omotosho said the law enforcement agencies went on a road show today (Tuesday) to assure the public that the ban, which was announced by Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu on May 18, after a meeting with the Commissioner of Police, Area Commanders and Divisional Police Officers, will be enforced without any compromise.
“There is no need for any anxiety over the enforcement of the ban, which has been hailed by the majority of Lagosians as a reinforcement of the Lagos Traffic Law 2012 (amended in 2018).
“The Government wishes to advise all law-abiding citizens to go about their businesses without any fear whatsoever as measures have been put in place to forestall any disturbance. Lagosians and visitors are urged to co-operate with the law enforcement agencies in our collective interest,” Omotosho said.
Independent News Express reports that Lagos Police Command led all security agencies, squadrons and tactical units in show of force round the metropolis in readiness for June 1, 2022 total Okada ban in Ikeja, Eti – Osa, Lagos Island, Surulere, Apapa and Lagos Mainland.