Policemen, Military Personnel Engaging In Commercial Okada Operations
It’s illegal for policemen and military personnel to engage in commercial operations in routes affected by okada and tricycles ban. Lagos State Government has issued this stern warning to uniform men flouting the State’s Transport Sector Reform Laws.
This is one of the conclusions in the security meeting which held at the state house in Marina. Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu chaired the meeting. In attendance were commanders of all security formations in the state.
Two months ago, Lagos State Governement listed 511 Lagos Roads Where Okada And Keke Can No Longer Operate. This was an effort to intensify safety on highways and inner roads.
Briefing the press after the meeting, Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Mr. Gbenga Omotoso, said the enforcement of the restriction order would be executed with more force to completely keep Okada and tricycles away from the restricted routes.
The Commissioner warned uniform men who flouted the State’s Transport Sector Reform Laws, especially police officers and military personnel, to stop taking passengers on their motorcycles on restricted routes.
However, uniform men on full kit, and who rides motorcycle as his/her own personal mode of transportation are free. Any uniform man caught venturing into commercial motorcycle operation or Keke in these areas would go in for it.
The Commissioner reiterated that the State would not relax the laws restricting Okada and tricycles on the highways, praising Lagosians for standing firm behind the Government in the ongoing enforcement of the restriction order.a