Lagos govt allays fear over okada ban

Aware of the apprehension on enforcement of the ban on commercial motorcycle operators in six local government areas of the state from today, the Lagos State Government has assured the people to go about their businesses without fear of breakdown of law and order.

Commissioner of Information and Strategy, Mr Gbenga Omotoso stated in a statement on Tuesday, saying there is no going back on today’s commencement of the new order.

Omotoso noted the six local government areas as: Surulere, Lagos Island, Lagos Mainland, Apapa, Eti-Osa and Ikeja.

He said, “The law enforcement agencies went on a road show today 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.”

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