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General News of Wednesday, 18 May 2022

Source: www.mynigeria.com

Sanwo-Olu bans Okada in six LGAs

The Lagos state government has placed a ban on okada riders on six local governments play videoThe Lagos state government has placed a ban on okada riders on six local governments

Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu has imposed a ban on the operation of commercial motorcycles popularly known as okada in six local governments in the state.

The local governments are Ikeja, Surulere, Eti-Osa, Lagos Mainland, Lagos Island, and Apapa.

He said the ban is “indefinite and total” while he asked the Lagos Police Command and other security agencies to enforce the ban.

It will take effect on June 1.

The reason for the ban isn't immediately known, however, it could be a result of the sad demise of Sunday, David Imoh, a sound engineer with Legacy360 Band who was attacked and killed by a mob okada riders at the Admiralty Way, Lekki over an argument on N100 fare.

The mob, according to Daily Trust injured two other members of the band including a saxophonist, Francis Olatunji, and the keyboardist, Philip Balogun.

The attacks have been condemned by many Lagosians far and wide with many calling on the government to curb their excesses.

This is not the first time Lagos State is announcing a ban on the operation of okada in some parts of the State but implementation has not been very effective.

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