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Lagos Deploys More Boats as Okada Ban Takes Effect

Lagos Deploys More Boats as Okada Ban Takes Effect

  • The okada ban in six local government areas and nine local government council development areas begins today in Lagos State.
  • Lagos Ferry service says it has deployed more boats in areas where bans on commercial motorcycles are imposed.
  • Akeem Odusina, the Head of Public Affairs, LAGFERRY, has assured Lagosians of a fast, reliable, and safe experience on the waterways.

Wednesday, June 1, 2022, marks the beginning of the ban on commercial motorcycles, known as Okada, by the incumbent governor of Lagos State, His Excellency Babajide Sanwo-Olu.

Okada ban

The Okada ban, which begins on June 1, 2022, was imposed by the Lagos State Governor on six Local government areas and nine local council development areas of Lagos State.

The six local government areas that the ban is imposed include Eti-Osa, Ikeja, Apapa, Surulere, Lagos Island, and Lagos Mainland.

Akeem Odusina, who is the Head of Public Affairs, LAGFERRY, has also revealed that as the ban takes place today, the Lagos Ferry Service has deployed more boats to areas where commercial motorcycles have been banned.

According to Akeem Odusina, more boats have been deployed, and daily operational trips have been increased at terminals and jetties located within the local government areas where the ban was imposed.

Akeem Odusina stated:

“Travelling by water is 100 percent traffic-free and there are first-mile and last-mile buses available at the terminal/jetty parks to take passengers to their final destination.”

He also assured travelers along that route of convenient, safe, and reliable experiences on the waterways.

The terminals and jetties include:

  • Badore terminal, Badore.
  • Ipakodo terminal, Ikorodu.
  • Five Cowries terminal, Ikoyi.
  • CMS/Victoria Island terminal.
  • Liverpool terminal, Apapa, and Ilaje Bariga terminal, Bariga.

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Gbenga Omotosho also stated that precautionary measures had been put in place to prevent any disturbance in the waterways. He also stated that the ban would be carried out without any delay.

In his statement, he said:

“There is no need for any anxiety over the enforcement of the ban, which has been hailed by the majority of Lagosians as a reinforcement of the Lagos Traffic Law 2012 (amended in 2018),”

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