Dr Frederic Oladeinde, the Commissioner for Transportation, said in a statement on Tuesday in Lagos that the ban was in accordance with the Transport Sector Reform Law (TSRL), 2018.
According to Oladeinde, the government plans to strengthen the ban on commercial motorcycles in the six LGAs and nine Local Council Development Areas.
During the inaugural ceremony, the commissioner also stated that the Special Anti-Okada Squad would report to the Police.
Oladeinde urged citizens to work with the government to combat the threat.
“It is the responsibility of the public to report any nefarious activities of the squad to the Ministry of Transportation.
“The public can report through the following help/complaint lines: 09038208154, 09034810153, 09033090826 and 09169655855.
“Such reports will help the government generate feedback on strategies for the protection of lives and property.
“Individuals arrested (i.e. riders and passengers) will be made to face the full wrath of the law in line with the provision of Section 46, sub-section 1, 2 & 3 of the Transport Sector Reform Law (TSRL), 2018,” Oladeinde said.
The Commissioner reiterated that impounded motorcycles would be crushed in public view.
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