Wednesday, October 5, 2022

Breaking: Lagos Extend Ban On Okada To More Local Government

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The Lagos State Government has extended Okada ban to four more Local Govt Areas and five Local Council Development Areas. The state Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has directed full enforcement from September 1, 2022.


The additional councils where the total Okada ban is pronounced include Kosofe Local Government, Oshodi-Isolo Local Government, Shomolu Local Government, and Mushin Local Government.

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Others are Ikosi-Isherri LCDA, Agboyi-Ketu LCDA, Isolo LCDA, Bariga LCDA, and Odi-Olowo LCDA. Sanwo-Olu had in May banned motorcycles on highways and six local governments and nine Local Council Development Areas.

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Babajide on May 24 also said the state government will go ahead with its proposed ban on motorcycles, adding that security services and Lagos State Government are on the same page with respect to the banning of motorcycles in the selected areas of the state. He said;

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“The security meeting gives us an opportunity for us to review the recent pronouncement on the future banning of Okada (motorcycles) in some selected local governments and LCDAs.

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“We are able to put strategies in place. All of us were able to identify a lot of other things we need to do to embark on advocacy and ensure that we communicate effectively and efficiently to citizens. And that is why you see us giving out handbills in all of the major languages that we have in the country. There is a radio jingle being sent out to also communicate to people. I am also aware that there is a plan for advocacy on television stations as well”.

Recall that the Lagos State Government had earlier ban Okada in 7 local government area of the state and now its exending it to another 4.
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