The Lagos State Government has inaugurated an Anti-Okada Squad to join the Lagos State Police Command in enforcing the ban in the six local government areas highways, major roads, and bridges of the state.
According to the Commissioner for Transportation, Dr Frederic Oladeinde, in a statement on Tuesday, June 14, 2022, the ban is in line with the Transport Sector Reform Law (TSRL) of 2018.
Oladeinde said the government is set to reinforce the ban on commercial motorcycles in the six LGAs and nine Local Council Development Areas, adding that the Special Anti-Okada Squad would be reporting to the Police.
“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 full view of the public.