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Lagos Inaugurates Anti-Okada Squad to Work with Police

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The Lagos State Government has inaugurated an anti-okada squad to join the police in enforcing the partial ban on motorcycle taxis (okadas).

The ban which was announced on 18 May bars okadas from operating in six local government areas, all highways, major roads, and bridges.

The Commissioner for Transportation, Frederic Oladeinde,  said in a statement on Tuesday that the ban was in line with the Transport Sector Reform Law (TSRL) 2018.

He called on Lagosians to report anybody flouting the law.

“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, 09033090826and 09169655855.

“Such reports will help the government generate feedback on strategies for the protection of lives and property.

“Individuals arrested 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 restated that motorcycles impounded would be crushed, just like the state has been doing in the past weeks.

The Lagos State government has begun crushing impounded commercial motorcycles also known as okada. The motorcycles were seized after the ban on motorcycle operations became effective on June 1.

Posted by Nigeria Info 99.3 on Friday, June 3, 2022

The Special Anti-Okada Squad will report to the police.


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