Lagos govt inaugurates task force to enforce Okada ban
As part of its efforts to fully enforce the ban on Okada operations in some parts of the state, the Lagos State Government has inaugurated an Anti-Okada Squad.
The Commissioner for Transportation, Dr Frederic Oladeinde made this known statement on Tuesday in Lagos.
He noted that the ban was in line with the Transport Sector Reform Law (TSRL), 2018.
He explained that the Anti-Okada Squad will assist the police in enforcing the ban in the six local government areas and highways, major roads and bridges
Oladeinde said the government was set to reinforce the ban on commercial motorcycles in the six LGAs and nine Local Council Development Areas.
The commissioner also stated at the inaugural ceremony, that the Special Anti-Okada Squad would be reporting to the Police.
Oladeinde urged the citizenry 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.
“Such reports will help the government generate feedback on strategies for the protection of lives and property.
“Individuals arrested (i.e. riders and passengers) will be made to face the full wrath of the law in line with the provision of Section 46, sub-section 1, 2 & 3 of the Transport Sector Reform Law (TSRL), 2018,” Oladeinde said.
The Commissioner reiterated that motorcycles impounded would be crushed in the public glare.
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