The Governor of Lagos State Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu has reiterated that there is no going back on the June 1, 2022 proposed date for the ban of commercial motorcycles, popularly known as Okada on highways of his state.
The governor made the declaration while speaking with newsmen on Tuesday evening, after the State Security Meeting, at Lagos House, Ikeja attended by Heads of security services in the state are at the meeting.
The ban is in six local governments, Surulere, Lagos Mainland, Lagos Island, Apapa, Eti-Osa and Ikeja. The Local Council Development Areas (LCDAs) are Yaba, Coker-Aguda, Itire,-Ikate, Apapa-Iganmu, Ojodu, Onigbongbo, Lagos Island East, Lagos Island West, Eti-Osa East, Eti-Osa West, Iru Victotia Island and Ikoyi-Obalende.
Sanwo-Olu said that security services and Lagos State Government had agreed on the banning of the commercial motorcycles in the selected areas. He said the government and security agencies would ensure that the security architecture was not compromised, so that residents would live and do their business without fear.