Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has approved total ban on the activities of commercial motorcyclists, popularly called Okada riders, in additional four Local Government Areas and respective Local Council Development Areas (LCDAs) of the state, commencing from September 1, 2022.
Recall that sometime on May 18, 2022, following several complaints over the growing menace and nuisance constituted by Okada riders, Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, imposed a fresh ban on the operations in six Local Governments (LGs) and nine Local Council Development Areas (LCDAs) to curtail the unruly activities of the riders.
Sanwo-Olu had on May 10, 2021, reviewed the 2012 Lagos Traffic Law guiding the Okada operations, after his predecessors, Babatunde Fashola and Akinwunmi Ambode’s administrations had banned their activities.
On the fresh ban, the state Commissioner for Transportation, Dr. Fredric Oladeinde, and Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Gbenga Omotoso, announced this at an inter-ministerial media briefing on Thursday, held at Alausa, Ikeja.
The latest affected councils include:
Kosofe, Ikosi-Isheri, Oshodi-Isolo, Mushin, including the respective LCDAs in the areas.