The Lagos State Government announced that motorcycles seized during the enforcement of the ban on okada will be crushed.
This was revealed via a statement issued on Wednesday by the Lagos State Commissioner for Information and Strategy Gbenga Omotosho as the ban on motorcycles in six local government councils of the state took effect.
“Law enforcement agencies seized many motorcycles today. They will all be crushed on Friday in the presence of the media.”
In an attempt to cushion the impact of the ban, Omotosho revealed that Lagos State Government is working on plans for alternatives.
“Many small buses, under the First Mile and Last Mile Scheme, were rolled out extensively in Surulere, Gbagada, Lekki, Lagos Island, and other parts of Lagos,” he said.
“A number of taxi cabs under the LAGRIDE scheme were deployed in Lagos Island, Ikeja, Surulere, Lekki, and other places.
“The waterways were also busy as Lagos Ferry Services (LAGFERRY) put more ferries on their routes.”
Meanwhile, the Arewa Community in Lagos has shown support for this new development by the state government.
“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 on all our members to continue to be law-abiding and operate only within the ambits of the law.
“We support all measures taken by the Lagos State Government in its efforts towards protecting the life and properties of all Lagosians,” the group’s Secretary-General, Alhaji Musa Saleh, said.