Okada ban takes effect in Lagos: How to transport yourself with alternatives

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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.

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

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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.

The Lagos Ferry Services said it has deployed extra boats and increased daily operational trips at terminals and jetties located within areas of the state where commercial motorcyclists' activities have been restricted as enforcement begins.

LAGFERRY's Head of Public Affairs, Akeem Odusina, confirmed this in a statement released to the media on Tuesday.

According to the statement, the Badore terminal in Badore, the Ipakodo terminal in Ikorodu, the Five Cowries terminal in Ikoyi, the CMS/Victoria Island terminal in Apapa, the Liverpool terminal in Apapa, and the Ilaje Bariga terminal in Bariga are among the terminals and jetties.

"Traveling by water is 100% traffic-free, and there are first-mile and last-mile buses available at the terminal/jetty parks to convey travellers to their final destination," Odusina said in the statement.

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