Regarding the Okada ban, the Lagos State Arewa Community General Assembly, LASACOMM, has asked motorcyclists to obey the directives of the state government and avoid the areas that have been restricted to bike services.
Yesterday, the Arewa community in Lagos State also asked the Okada riders to adhere to the laws initiated a few days ago, that placed a total ban on the operation of commercial motorcycles in six local governments and nine local councils.
The group pointed out that the law regarding Okada ban had been in existence for over ten years and it is only right for the commercial riders to be compliant.
The Arewa group gave the advice in a nine-point communiqué issued at the end of its meeting, pointing out that it took this unanimous decision as its members were law-abiding and will always continue to intimate on all its members to continue to be law-abiding and operate only within the ambits of the law.
Okada Ban: Group Condemns Criminal Activities
The communiqué signed by its Secretary-General, Alhaji Musa Saleh, showed support for all measures taken by the Lagos State government in its efforts towards protecting the life and prosperities of all Lagosians, condemned in totality the activities of all criminal elements who it said were mostly foreigners.
It cited perpetrators from Niger Republic, Chad, Cameroon and other Neighbouring countries, who had infiltrated the ranks of those genuine riders and thereby perpetrating all forms of crime in the state and were constituting serious threats to the lives and properties of Lagosians.