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Okada Ban: Lagos Extends Enforcement To More Local Councils

The Lagos State Government has extended the ban on commercial motorcycles popularly called Okada to four more Local Govt Areas and five Local Council Development Areas.

As gathered, the state Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has directed full enforcement from September 1, 2022.

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The additional councils where the total Okada ban is pronounced include Kosofe Local Government, Oshodi-Isolo Local Government, Shomolu Local Government, and Mushin Local Government.

Other LCDAs include Ikosi-Isherri, Agboyi-Ketu, Isolo, Bariga, and Odi-Olowo.

The use of commercial motorbikes on highways, as well as in six local governments and nine LCDAs, had been outlawed by Sanwo-Olu in May. The governor declared the ban to be “indefinite and complete.”

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The governor named Ikeja, Surulere, Eti-Osa, Lagos Mainland, Lagos Island, and Apapa as the six local governments. The prohibition came after a restriction on the use of commercial motorbikes in February 2020.

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