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The Lagos State Government on Friday began the crushing of apprehended motorcycles at the Taskforce’s Crushing Centre, Ikeja.
About 2,000 Okada impounded in the last 72 hours since commencement of the total ban on motorcycles would be crushed.
The Commissioner for Transportation Dr Frederic Oladeinde said the idea is to prevent the Okada from finding their way into the streets.
Oladeinde, who supervised the crushing exercise, commended the security operatives for doing a great job in enforcing the total ban across all the affected 15 local councils.
He said the cushing is to demonstrate government’s commitment to riding the State of Okada menace.
He said Friday’s exercise brings to about 7,000 the total number of okada already crushed by the government in the last five months.
He disclosed about 5,000 Okada had earlier been crushed in the First Quarter of Y2022.
Oladeinde urged Lagosians to stop patronising Okada and to use the alternative First and Last Mile Buses provided by the government.
Responding to complaints coming from places like Apapa where the people are finding it tough because Okada operation had been banned the commissioner said the people should show more understanding as the directive is in the overall interest of all citizens of the State.