Lagos State Govt. Extends Okada Ban To Oshodi-Isolo, Shomolu, Two Other LGs
The Lagos state government has says it has extended the subsisting ban on the operations of commercial motorcycles, otherwise known as Okada, to four additional LGAs in the state.
Briefing Journalists on Thursday, Lagos commissioner for transportation, Frederic Oladeinde revealed that the affected LGAs were Kosofe, Oshodi-Isolo, Shomolu, and Mushin.
Speaking during the media briefing, Oladeinde said the governor has approved the second phase of the ban on operations of commercial motorcycles.
The commissioner said the ban also affected the Local Council Development Areas (LCDAs) that make up the affected LGAs.
The affected LCDAs are Kosi-Isheri, Agboyi-Ketu, Isolo, Ejigbo, Bariga and Odi-Olowo. The ban will be effective from September 2022.
Oladeinde said the decision was taken in order to improve the peace and security of the state.
“Mr Governor has approved the ban of okada in another four LGAs and six LCDAs for the second phase of the total ban in addition to the ongoing ban in the six LGAs,” the commissioner said.
The Lagos government has so far placed a ban on okada in 10 LGAs in the state.
It could be recalled that, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, Governor of Lagos, had in May, 2022, announced a total ban on commercial motorcycle operations in six LGAs.
The affected states, according to Sanwo-Olu were Ikeja, Surulere, Eti Osa, Lagos Mainland, Lagos Island and Apapa.