An Anti-Okada Squad has been inaugurated by the Lagos state government to work with the Police in enforcing ban on the use of motorcycles for commercial transportation on major highways in the state, major roads and bridges in six local government areas of the state.
The Commissioner for Transportation, Dr Frederic Oladeinde, said yesterday that the ban was in line with the Transport Sector Reform Law (TSRL), 2018.
The Commissioner said the government was set to reinforce the ban on commercial motorcycles in the six LGAs and nine Local Council Development Areas.
The commissioner said 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.
“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.
He added that motorcycles impounded would be crushed in public glare.