Lagos Govt Introduces Anti-Okada Squad To Collaborate With Police


Lagos State Government has introduced an Anti-Okada Squad to collaborate with the Police force in implementing the ban in the six local government areas and highways, major roads and Bridges.

This latest development was announced by the Commissioner for Transportation, Dr Frederick Oladeinde, via statement on Tuesday, June 14.

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He stated that the ban was in line with the Transport Sector Reform Law (TSRL), 2018.

According to Oladeinde, the government is set to reinforce the ban on commercial motorcycles in the six LGAs and nine Local Council Development Areas.

The commissioner, who urged the citizenry during the inaugural ceremony, to collaborate with the government to combat the menace, stated that the Special Anti-Okada Squad would be reporting to the Police.

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He also stressed that motorcycles impounded would be crushed in the public glare.

In his words:

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, 09033090826 and 09169655855.

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

Individuals arrested (i.e. riders and passengers) 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.

The completion of training certificate was presented to members of the squad by the Commissioner for Housing, Fatai Akinderu.

Meanwhile, the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Transportation, Mr Kamar Olowoshago, advised that the Anti-Okada personnel to be diligent and honest in the discharge of their duties.

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