The Lagos State Government has given okada (motorcycle) riders in the state 21-day ultimatum to leave restricted routes. Read it below:
He said. “We have held a meeting with the okada unions on what should be done. We had a meeting with security agencies before now on the resurgence of okada riders on the highways.They said they thought that the government had relaxed the law; there is no relaxation. We have decided to give them three weeks for enlightenment because we are not doing anything new; what we are doing is to re-enforce the law.We are doing this so that when we start enforcement, they will not say government did not caution them. The violation is much and we want the unions to educate their members.The Lagos State Government will do it right. We assure the residents that there will be normalcy on the road
Bello said when the law was introduced in 2012, okada accidents reduced.