LASG Crushes 2,228 Impounded Motorcycles (OKADA) On Friday, June 3, 2022 (Photos, Video)
Lagos State Government Crushes 2,228 impounded motorcycles (OKADA) on Friday, June 3, 2022.
LASG said it is not going back on its decision to rid six LGAs and nine LCDAs of commercial motorcycles.
Sanwo-Olu had, on May 18, announced a total ban on the operation of Okada in 6 LGAs, effective from June 1.
The move follows concerns raised over the security and safety of the residents in the affected areas.
The total ban order extends to all LCDAs under the listed councils.
The Lagos State Government on Friday, June 3, 2022 crushed 2,228 impounded commercial motorcycles (popularly known as Okada) as it moves to implement the total ban of their operations in the affected areas.
A video of the exercise was shared by Mr Gboyega Akosile, the Chief Press Secretary to the state governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on his official Twitter account.
In a tweet, Akosile said that the Lagos State government is not going back on its decision to rid six local government areas and nine local council development areas of commercial motorcycles.
“#okadaban: crushing of 2,228 of motorcycles impounded by the Lagos State Task Force is ongoing somewhere in Lagos. The enforcement exercise will continue till the six Local Government Areas and 9 LCDAs are rid of Okada. Lagos deserves better than Okada.”
Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu had, on May 18, announced a total ban on the operation of commercial motorcycles in 6 LGAs, effective from June 1, following concerns raised over the security and safety of the residents in the affected areas.
“After critical review of our restriction on Okada activities in the first six Local Government Areas where we restricted them on February 1, 2020, we have seen that the menace has not abated.
“We are now directing a total ban on Okada activities across the highways and bridges within these six Local Government and their Local Council Development Areas, effective from June 1, 2022.
The affected Local Government Areas (LGAs) include Ikeja, Surulere, Eti-Osa, Lagos Mainland, Lagos Island, and Apapa. The total ban order extends to all LCDAs under the listed councils.