Ban: Lagos to crush seized okadas Friday

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The Lagos State Government has said commercial motorcycles (okada) seized on Wednesday for flouting the ban in six local government areas of the state will be crushed on Friday.

Lagos Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Gbenga Omotoso, in a statement on Wednesday said the motorcycles would be crushed before the media.

He stated that Lagosians were cooperative on the commercial motorcycles ban, adding that government would rolled out more alternatives to cushion likely effects of the ban in many areas

The statement reads, “Lagos State Government wishes to put on record the remarkable cooperation of Lagosians on the commercial motorcycles ban, which took effect today in six local governments. The compliance was significant in Surulere, Apapa, Eti-Osa, Lagos Island, Lagos Mainland and Ikeja. It is the first phase of the ban, which was announced on May 18 by Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, following security and safety concerns.

“Governor Sanwo-Olu assures Lagos residents and visitors that his Administration will not leave them to their own devices; it “will continue to work towards the achievement of an efficient intermodal transportation system (water, rail and road) that will be the pride of all.”

It added, “Law enforcement agencies seized many motorcycles today. They will all be crushed on Friday in the presence of the media.”

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