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Lagos Govt Dismisses Anxiety Over Okada Ban

The Lagos State Government has noted the anxiety that has followed the planned enforcement of the ban on commercial motorcycles in six local government areas as from June 1.

Law enforcement agencies had on Tuesday gone on a road show to assure the public that the ban, which was announced by Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu on May 18, after a meeting with the Commissioner of Police, Area Commanders and Divisional Police Officers

The local governments were the ban is to be observed are: Surulere, Lagos Island, Lagos Mainland, Apapa, Eti-Osa and Ikeja.

The state urged Lagosians and visitors to co-operate with the law enforcement agencies in our collective interest.

An aide to the Governor, Gbenga Omotosho, in a statement, said, “The Government wishes to advise all law-abiding citizens to go about their businesses without any fear whatsoever as measures have been put in place to forestall any disturbance. will be enforced without any compromise.

“There is no need for any anxiety over the enforcement of the ban, which has been hailed by the majority of Lagosians as a reinforcement of the Lagos Traffic Law 2012 (amended in 2018).”

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