LASG Reiterates Ban On Commercial Motorcycles In Restricted Areas
Lagos State Government reiterates ban on commercial motorcycles popularly called ‘Okada’ in restricted areas.
Reaffirmed ban on okada in Kosofe, Oshodi-Isolo, Somolu, Mushin, Apapa, Ikeja, Lagos Island/Mainland, Surulere and Eti-Osa.
Okada is also banned in LCDAs under them, including Ojodu, Onigbongbo, Lagos Island East, Yaba and Coker-Aguda.
The Lagos State Government has reiterated that the ban on commercial motorcycles popularly called ‘Okada’ in 10 Local Government Areas (LGAs) and 15 Local Council Development Areas (LCDAs) across the State is still in force.
Special Adviser to the Governor on Transportation, Hon. Sola Giwa declared disclosed this at weekend while on a tour of some restricted areas within the State, where large numbers of motorcyclists (okada riders) had resumed operations.
He reaffirmed the State Government’s ban on okada in the Local Government Areas which include Kosofe, Oshodi-Isolo, Somolu, Mushin, Apapa, Ikeja, Lagos Island, Lagos Mainland, Surulere and Eti-Osa, as well as the Local Council Development Areas under them, including Ojodu, Onigbongbo, Lagos Island East, Yaba and Coker-Aguda.
Others, according to him are Itire-Ikate, Eti-Osa West, Iru Victoria Island, Ikoyi-Obalende, Ikosi-Isheri, Agboyi-Ketu, Isolo, Ejigbo, Bariga and Odi-Olowo.
While urging both riders and passengers to desist from contravening the ban, the Special Adviser implored the general public to comply as both the riders and passengers are liable to three years in prison if apprehended and prosecuted. He added that motorcycles impounded will be crushed in line with the provision of Section 46, sub-section 1, 2 & 3 of the Transport Sector Reform Law (TSRL), 2018.
He also revealed that some of the viable alternatives that have been made available includes the State Government’s First and Last Mile Bus Transport Scheme, the BRT Scheme as well as the Lagos e-hailing taxi Scheme (LAGRIDE).
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