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Lagos launches anti-Okada squad

“It is the responsibility of the public to report any nefarious activities of the squad to the Ministry of Transportation.”

• June 15, 2022
Police and Okada riders
Police and Motorcyclists used to illustrate the story

The Lagos government has inaugurated an anti-Okada squad to join the police in enforcing the ban in the six local government areas and highways, major roads and bridges.

Commissioner for Transportation, Frederic Oladeinde, said in a statement on Tuesday the ban was in line with the Transport Sector Reform Law (TSRL), 2018.

Mr Oladeinde explained that the government was set to reinforce the ban on commercial motorcycles in the six LGAs and nine local council development areas.

The commissioner disclosed at the inaugural ceremony that the special anti-Okada squad would report to the police.

Mr Oladeinde urged residents to collaborate with the government to combat their menace.

“It is the responsibility of the public to report any nefarious activities of the squad to the Ministry of Transportation. The public can report through the following help/complaint lines: 09038208154, 09034810153, 09033090826 and 09169655855,” stated the commissioner.

He added, “Such reports will help the government generate feedback on strategies for the protection of lives and property. Individuals arrested (riders and passengers) will be made to face the full wrath of the law.”

The commissioner reiterated that motorcycles impounded would be crushed in the public glare.


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