The Lagos State government says it has directed law enforcement agencies and security personnel to ensure the total compliance of Okada riders on further ban on their operations in four Local Governments and six Local Council development areas of the state, with effect from first of September 2022.
Speaking, at a Press Briefing organised by the Inter-ministerial committee on Okada ban at Press Centre Alausa Ikeja, the Commissioner for Transportation, Frederic Oladeinde, reemphasized the need for total compliance by riders for the security and safety of lives of residents.
He said the Lagos state government had put in place various interventions in the state to ease the inconveniences that the development might bring on the people adding that there is need to obey the Lagos State traffic law as both the rider and passenger would be penalised.
The Commissioner also said the Okada ban in the affected areas is in the right direction and that the government is committed to ensure total enforcement as it had provided alternative means of transportation which includes the Bus Rapid Transit, LAGRIDE, first and last miles buses .
On Monday, the Okada riders asked the government to reconsider its decision.