The Lagos State Government has deployed officers, Anti-Okada Squad, to different parts of the state to prevent the breakdown of law and order in the enforcement of the ban on commercial motorcyclists called Okada.
No fewer than 600 recruited members of the squad attended the orientation exercise at the Adeyemi Bero auditorium, Alausa, Ikeja, organised by the state Ministry of Transportation.
This came as the Lagos State Police Command said it was ready to carry out enforcement of the ban to the latter, warning commercial motorcyclists to stay clear of the banned routes or leave Lagos.
Effective from June 1, 2022, the Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo- Olu, banned the activities of the motorcyclists, in six local governments
- Ikeja, Surulere, Eti-Osa, Lagos Mainland, Lagos Island, and Apapa. The governor said that motorcycle taxi services in Lagos are unsafe.
- To send a note of warning on its readiness, the Lagos State Police Command embarked on a show of force with other security agencies comprising Navy, Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, Lagos Safety Neighbourhood Corps and Federal Road Safety Corps, yesterday.