Lagos Deploys More Boats, and the Okada Ban Begins Today.



The state Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has put a new ban on the operation of commercial motorbikes, popularly known as Okadas, in six Local Governments and nine local government development areas in Lagos State (today). NewsReport gathered.


Sanwo-Olu announced the prohibition in the State House in Alausa on May 18, 2022, during a meeting with the state Commissioner of Police, Area Commanders, and Divisional Police Officers.


The governor asked security forces to enforce the proscription order over the councils of Eti-Osa, Ikeja, Surulere, Lagos Island, Lagos Mainland, and Apapa, with effect from June 1, 2022.


As the enforcement begins, the Lagos Ferry Services said it has deployed more boats and increased daily operational trips at terminals and jetties located within areas in the state where activities of commercial motorcyclists have been banned.


The Head, Public Affairs, LAGFERRY, Akeem Odusina, made this known in a statement made available to newsmen on Tuesday.


The terminal and jetties, according to the statement, include the Badore terminal, Badore; Ipakodo terminal, Ikorodu; Five Cowries terminal, Ikoyi; CMS/Victoria Island terminal; Liverpool terminal, Apapa, and Ilaje Bariga terminal, Bariga.


In the statement, Odusina noted that “traveling by water is 100 percent traffic-free and there are first-mile and last-mile buses available at the terminal/jetty parks to take passengers to their final destination.”


While assuring the commuting public of a safe, fast, reliable, and convenient experience on the waterways, the statement added that the terminals have secured ample car park spaces.




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