No going again on Okada ban, says Lagos

Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos says there isn’t a going again on the June 1

Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos says there isn’t a going again on the June 1 proposed ban of Okada, industrial bikes on highways.

Mr Sanwo-Olu mentioned this whereas talking with journalists on Tuesday night, after the State Safety Assembly, at Lagos Home, Ikeja.

The ban is in six native governments (Surulere, Lagos Mainland, Lagos Island, Apapa, Eti-Osa and Ikeja).

The native council growth areas (LCDAs) are Yaba, Coker-Aguda, Itire-Ikate, Apapa-Iganmu, Ojodu, Onigbongbo, Lagos Island East, Lagos Island West, Eti-Osa East, Eti-Osa West, Iru-Victoria Island and Ikoyi-Obalende.

Mr Sanwo-Olu defined that safety companies and the Lagos authorities agreed to ban industrial bikes within the chosen areas. He famous that the federal government and companies would make sure that the safety structure shouldn’t be compromised in order that residents would reside and do their enterprise with out worry.

”The safety assembly offers us a possibility to assessment the current pronouncement on the long run banning of Okada (bikes) in some chosen native governments and LCDAs. We’re in a position to put methods in place. All of us have been in a position to establish plenty of different issues we have to do to embark on advocacy and make sure that we talk successfully and effectively to residents,” acknowledged the Lagos governor.

He added, ”That’s the reason you see us giving out handbills in all the main languages that we’ve within the nation. There’s a radio jingle being despatched out to additionally talk to folks. I’m additionally conscious that there’s a plan for advocacy on tv stations as properly. It’s a people-driven initiative that all of us agreed to reside and to comport ourselves in comparable method.”

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The governor additional assured political events in Lagos of enough safety within the ongoing main elections forward of the 2023 common elections.

”We enjoin varied political events to method the Lagos state police command to present them enough safety at varied venues the place they’re conducting their varied delegate and first elections for varied positions,” Mr Sanwo-Olu acknowledged. “It’s purely to make sure that there aren’t any gaps and that the safety structure of the state shouldn’t be compromised in any manner. And our residents can proceed to reside their lives and do their enterprise with none worry or favour.” 

(NAN)