Lagos deploys more boats as Okada ban begins

The ban imposed on operations of commercial motorcycles, popularly known as Okada, in six Local Governments and nine local council development areas of Lagos State by the state Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, takes effect from today.

Checkout Magazine had reported that Sanwo-Olu, on May 18, 2022, had announced the ban at a meeting with the state Commissioner of Police, Area Commanders, and Divisional Police Officers at the State House in Alausa.

Effective from June 1, 2022, the governor directed security operatives to enforce the proscription order across the councils: Eti-Osa, Ikeja, Surulere, Lagos Island, Lagos Mainland, and Apapa.

Given this, the Lagos Ferry Services said it has deployed more boats and increased daily operational trips at terminals and jetties located within areas in the state where activities of commercial motorcyclists have been banned.

The Head, Public Affairs, LAGFERRY, Akeem Odusina, made this known in a statement made available to newsmen on Tuesday.

In the statement, Odusina noted that “traveling by water is 100 percent traffic-free and there are first-mile and last-mile buses available at the terminal/jetty parks to take passengers to their final destination.”

While assuring the commuting public of a safe, fast, reliable, and convenient experience on the waterways, the statement added that the terminals have secured ample car park spaces.



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