Okada Riders Storm Sanwo-olu’s Office ahead of sept.1 ban

Commercial motorcyclists, popularly called ‘Okada riders’ riders, numbering thousands, stormed Lagos House,Alausa, Ikeja, office of Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu , with a plea to suspend the ban on Okada in some parts of lagos scheduled to commence on September 1, 2022, on Thursday, precisely. Recall as part of the on-going phase clampdown, Sanwo-Olu, had on August 18, 2022, announced total ban on activities of Okada riders in additional four Local Government Areas and their respective Local Council Development Areas, LCDAs of the state, commencing from September 1, 2022. Earlier, traditional rulers, religious…

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Federal Govt Plans Ban On Okada, Mining Activities Nationwide

To rein in the activities of terrorists and bandits across Nigeria, the federal government has disclosed that it would place a ban on motorcycles and mining activities across the federation. Attorney general of the federation and minister of justice, Abubakar Malami, disclosed this to State House correspondents after the National Security Council presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, yesterday. According to him, said such action would eliminate sources of funds for the terrorists and bandits in Nigeria. Malami gave the briefing alongside his Interior and…

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#OkadaBan: Lagos Set To Crush Another 2,228 Motorcycles

The Lagos State Task Force is set to crush another set of 2,228 impounded commercial motorcycles popularly called Okada on Friday (today). The Chairman of the taskforce, CSP Shola Jejeloye, disclosed this in a statement on Thursday. The statement was signed by the Director, Press and Public Affairs, Gbadeyan Abdulraheem. Abdulraheem quoted Jejeloye as saying that the agency will intensify its effort in ensuring that all impounded motorcycles are crushed after following the due process. The statement read in part “Following the announcement of a total ban on operation of commercial…

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#OkadaBan: Lagos Government Meets Arewa Community, Issues Statement

COMMUNIQUE ISSUED AT THE END OF THE EXTRA-ORDINARY MEETING OF THE LAGOS STATE AREWA COMMUNITY GENERAL ASSEMBLY, ON 22nd MAY, 2022. 1. The restriction of Commercial Motorcycle (Okada) operators in some Local Governments in Lagos State is not a new law. It has been in existence for over ten years. We resolved today unanimously that all our members must comply with the provisions of the laws of Lagos State. We are law abiding and we will always continue to intimate all our members to continue to be law abiding and…

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Governor Sanwo-Olu places ban on Okada in some parts of lagos

Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State has reimposed the ban on Okada in some Local Governments of the State. The Governor gave the order while speaking with all DPOs and Area Commanders across the State at the Lagos House, Ikeja. He revealed that other security agencies will join in the enforcement, which will take effect from June 1, 2022. Affected Local Government Areas are the whole of Ikeja, Surulere, Eti-Osa, Lagos Mainland, Lagos Island and Apapa. A mob of okada riders had last week attacked and killed a sound engineer…

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