By Ononye VC
The Lagos State Government has placed a total ban on the operations of motorcycles otherwise known as ‘okada’ in six Local Government Areas (LGA) of the state.
Announcing the ban, while briefing the state’s security agents on Wednesday, Governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu listed the affected LGAs as Ikeja, Surulere, Eti Osa, Lagos Mainland, Lagos Island and Apapa.
According to the governor, the ban is to take effect from June 1.
“A total ban from all the highways in these LGAs and is effective from June 1. This is the phase of banning that we are going to be embarking on so that others know that, within a short while, they either get out or go look for something else to do,” the governor said.
“And from June 1, we are going to list all the LCDAs under these LGAs and publish them. So we are giving the notice now. So everyone can come up with strategies to achieve this. As from June 1, we want all commercial motorcycles completely off all major roads.”
Recall that some commercial motorcyclists had lynched a sound engineer identified as David Imoh in the Lekki axis of Lagos State over N100 balance disagreement.
Police spokesperson in the state Benjamin Hundeyin, had briefed newsmen saying the four suspects have been arrested in connection with the murder of the sound engineer.