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No going back on okada ban – Sanwo-Olu

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The Governor of Lagos state, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has vowed that the proposed ban on motorcycles, called “Okada” in six local governments will take effect from June 1, 2022.

Sanwo-Olu declared this while speaking with newsmen after the State Security Meeting Tuesday evening, held at the Lagos House, Ikeja.

The briefing was attended by heads of security services in the state.

Sanwo-Olu, vowed that his administration in collaboration with security agencies will ensure that the security architecture of the state is not compromised in any way so that residents will continue to live their lives and do their business without any fear or favour.

According to him, “The security meeting gives us an opportunity for us to review the recent pronouncement on the future banning of Okada in some selected local governments and LCDAs.

“We are able to put strategies in place. All of us were able to identify a lot of other things we need to do to embark on advocacy and ensure that we communicate effectively and efficiently to citizens. And that is why you see us giving out handbills in all of the major languages that we have in the country.

“There is a radio jingle being sent out to also communicate to people. I am also aware that there is a plan for advocacy on television stations as well.

“It is a people driven initiative that we all agreed to live and to comport ourselves in similar manner. And we know what has been the effect of this. So, I am happy that all of us, the security operatives and government are on the same page with this and we will also be going ahead with our plans.”

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