As the state government commenced the enforcement on the ban of the operation of Okada in some Local Governments, on June 1, the Lagos State Government has called on law abiding citizens in the state not to entertain any fear with the enforcement, saying they should go ahead with their lawful businesses.
The state government made this call in a statement issued on Tuesday evening by the state commissioner of information, Mr Gbenga Omotoso.
The statement reads in parts: “The Lagos State Government has noted the anxiety that has followed the planned enforcement of the ban on commercial motorcycles in six local government areas as from June 1. The local governments are: Surulere, Lagos Island, Lagos Mainland, Apapa, Eti-Osa and Ikeja.
“The law enforcement agencies went on a roadshow today to assure the public that the ban, which was announced by Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu on May 18, after a meeting with the Commissioner of Police, Area Commanders and Divisional Police Officers, will be enforced without any compromise.
“There is no need for any anxiety over the enforcement of the ban, which has been hailed by the majority of Lagosians as a reinforcement of the Lagos Traffic Law 2012 (amended in 2018).
“The Government wishes to advise all law-abiding citizens to go about their businesses without any fear whatsoever as measures have been put in place to forestall any disturbance. Lagosians and visitors are urged to co-operate with the law enforcement agencies in our collective interest”.
HC, Information and Strategy
May 31, 2022