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LAGFERRY deploys more boats as Okada ban begins in Lagos

The Lagos Ferry Services (LAGFERRY) said it has deployed more boats and increased daily operational trips at terminals and jetties located within the areas affected by the state ban on commercial motorcycles popularly known as Okada.

The ban of Okada ban, which begins Wednesday, 1 June, affects  Eti-Osa, Ikeja, Surulere, Lagos Island, Lagos Mainland, and Apapa LGAs and nine Local Council Development Areas (LCDAs) of the State.

Following speculations of likely unrest by Okada riders, the Lagos State Government gave assurances that measures were already in place to check any disturbances.

In a statement, the Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Gbenga Omotosho, said that the ban would be enforced without any compromise.

His words: “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).”

Recall that Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, had on 18th May, 2022, announced the ban at a meeting with the state Commissioner of Police, Area Commanders and Divisional Police Officers at the State House in Alausa.

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