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Traffic Offences: Lagos Reads Riot Act To Okadas And Tricycles Operators by Lanrelagboi: 5:58pm On Nov 19
LASG READS RIOT ACT TO MOTORCYCLES, TRICYCLE OPERATORS

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. Says restriction on Okada riders from plying bridges, major highways still in force

... Traffic offenders will face the maximum penalty, says Transport


Following the flagrant violation of the traffic laws and other anomalies on the roads, Lagos State Government on Thursday read the riot act to motorcycle and tricycle operators, noting that the restriction on them from plying 10 major highways, 40 bridges and roads within six local governments and nine Local Council Development Areas (LCDA) in the State is still in force.

The State Government also expressed government’s displeasure at the disobedience to the Transport Sector Reform Law (TSRL) 2018 which restricts the operations of commercial motorcycles riders known as Okada and driving against traffic, known as one way driving.

Speaking during a press conference held at Alausa in Ikeja on traffic rules violation, Lagos State Commissioner for Transportation, Dr. Frederic Oladeinde, said the game is over for traffic offenders, especially the menace and impunity of commercial motorcycles and tricycles' operators in the State.

The Commissioner said all commercial transport operators must carry out their daily activities within the approved routes in Lagos State, adding that any motorist caught driving against traffic will face the maximum penalty and will equally be charged to the court of law under the transport sector reform law of Lagos 2018.

He said: “Our Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu has since his assumption of office prioritized his administration’s development agenda encapsulated as THEMES. The T stands for Traffic Management and Transportation. In the last one and a half years, Mr. Governor has demonstrated his affirmed commitment to our roads, reform complex junctions to promote better traffic flow, invested in water and land transportation through the provision of ferries and high capacity buses.

“In spite of all the efforts of Mr. Governor to reform our transport sector, it is therefore disheartening to note a lot of our people are still going against the extant law of the state on transport operation and safe driving on our roads and in our communities.

The State Government prioritises the safety and security of the people. As a government, we cannot continue to watch this lawlessness develop into an uncontrollable situation.

“I say the game is over because in the last few months, we have witnessed a lot of security and safety challenges apparently as a result of the activities of unscrupulous ‘Okada riders.

’These operators do not only violate the provisions of the Transport Sector Reform Law of Lagos State, 2018 with respect to restriction of areas of operations, but perpetrate crime using their motorcycles.

”Oladeinde while stressing the need for sanity on the roads within Lagos, said the restriction of motorcycles on certain routes in Lagos State is still in force and failure to comply with the law will attract sanctions as stipulated in the Transport Sector Reform Law (TSRL) 2018, with penalties ranging from N20, 000 to three months imprisonment.

He said: “In line with this Administration’s plan to build Lagos that works for all, we are determined to continue to engage with the various transport unions and of tricycle and okada operator to ensure their members cooperate with us in the process of ensuring public safety by abiding with the TSRL 2018 at all time.

“With the upsurge in the number of commercial motorcycle operators, we shall intensify our enforcement strategy. This we intend to carry out along with the various transport union leaders.

We will set up a joint enforcement team to ensure that our roads are sanitised from the menace of okada riders.

“We hereby direct all law enforcement agencies; Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA), Vehicle Inspection Service (VIS), Taskforce and the Nigerian Police to immediately and continuously embark on enforcement on all restricted routes.

"The Commissioner also urged the media to do more by enlightening drivers on the danger of one way driving. "Obedience to the law was paramount if we must build a state of our dreams. We all have joint responsibilities to make the state work for all," he said.

Also speaking, the Special Adviser to Governor Sanwo-Olu on Transportation, Hon. Oluwatoyin Fayinka, implored all road users, especially commercial transport operators to be law abiding.

He urged transport unions to wake up and caution their members who flout traffic rules, saying the government had directed law enforcement agencies to clampdown on them.

The Deputy Chairman of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW), Alhaji Sulyman Ojora, during the press conference assured Lagos State Government of the support and cooperation of the union in ensuring that traffic offenders are brought to book.

He also advised law enforcement agencies not to trouble the law abiding members of the union, saying that NURTW members are law abiding and they are fully ready to discipline any members whenever they violate any traffic laws.

Also speaking, the representative of the Road Transport Employers Association of Nigeria (RTEAN), Mr. Ayinde Runmokun said that most erring riders were alien to the union, saying that the union was concerned about flagrant disregard of law by some motorists and riders.

He also urged the government to carry the transport union along in the constitution of the task force for the enforcement of the law.
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Re: Traffic Offences: Lagos Reads Riot Act To Okadas And Tricycles Operators by Nackzy: 5:59pm On Nov 19
Wahala everywhere, if you survive for Nigeria you can Survive Anywhere in the World

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Re: Traffic Offences: Lagos Reads Riot Act To Okadas And Tricycles Operators by R0kstarr8(m): 6:05pm On Nov 19
Matter no dey finish for Lagos

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Re: Traffic Offences: Lagos Reads Riot Act To Okadas And Tricycles Operators by deleSayo(m): 6:05pm On Nov 19
Useless government

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Re: Traffic Offences: Lagos Reads Riot Act To Okadas And Tricycles Operators by Prodigee: 6:06pm On Nov 19
Make una dey read riot act upandan. Ogun go kill all of una for the lekki massacre.

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Re: Traffic Offences: Lagos Reads Riot Act To Okadas And Tricycles Operators by Roadsidetaylaw(m): 6:06pm On Nov 19
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Re: Traffic Offences: Lagos Reads Riot Act To Okadas And Tricycles Operators by slawormiir: 6:07pm On Nov 19
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Re: Traffic Offences: Lagos Reads Riot Act To Okadas And Tricycles Operators by sakanbi: 6:07pm On Nov 19
until traffic comot for Lagos na him people no go enter bike for express again

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Re: Traffic Offences: Lagos Reads Riot Act To Okadas And Tricycles Operators by Atom85: 6:07pm On Nov 19
Enough is enough. Lagos is already a jungle

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Re: Traffic Offences: Lagos Reads Riot Act To Okadas And Tricycles Operators by stephenponti(m): 6:08pm On Nov 19
Another open ticket for Lastma Extortions.
Very Soon #ENDLASTMA and #TASKFORCE will TREND.

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Re: Traffic Offences: Lagos Reads Riot Act To Okadas And Tricycles Operators by Soarr(m): 6:08pm On Nov 19
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Re: Traffic Offences: Lagos Reads Riot Act To Okadas And Tricycles Operators by Atom85: 6:08pm On Nov 19
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slawormiir:
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Re: Traffic Offences: Lagos Reads Riot Act To Okadas And Tricycles Operators by davit: 6:08pm On Nov 19
Supported

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Re: Traffic Offences: Lagos Reads Riot Act To Okadas And Tricycles Operators by IgweBUIKE1(m): 6:08pm On Nov 19
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Re: Traffic Offences: Lagos Reads Riot Act To Okadas And Tricycles Operators by Xzellentgraphic: 6:08pm On Nov 19
Wahala for Nigeria sha
Re: Traffic Offences: Lagos Reads Riot Act To Okadas And Tricycles Operators by Kennyfancy(m): 6:08pm On Nov 19
Lagos State Government don't care about the citizens
Re: Traffic Offences: Lagos Reads Riot Act To Okadas And Tricycles Operators by igwedubai2(m): 6:09pm On Nov 19
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Re: Traffic Offences: Lagos Reads Riot Act To Okadas And Tricycles Operators by mobileboy: 6:09pm On Nov 19
The okoda driver are becoming a menace again this time worse before their ban

They litter everywhere at Allen, drive insanely and even block pedestrian paths

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Re: Traffic Offences: Lagos Reads Riot Act To Okadas And Tricycles Operators by Acidosis(m): 6:09pm On Nov 19
Majority of our political and public office holders are INCOMPETENT. All we have experienced this year, from Covid 19 outbreak to #Endsars protest, breakdown of law and order, and ASUU strike point to one fact -- INCOMPETENCE.

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Re: Traffic Offences: Lagos Reads Riot Act To Okadas And Tricycles Operators by AstuteChap: 6:10pm On Nov 19
The guy talk say "The game is over," yet, some days ago, na okada men dey pursue policemen

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Re: Traffic Offences: Lagos Reads Riot Act To Okadas And Tricycles Operators by eherbal(m): 6:11pm On Nov 19
Mark my words,if this situation is not handled well ,expect more carnage and anarchy. More police stations may go up in flames and more properties may be lost. The resilience and defiance of these riders needs to be considered before government starts flexing muscles. It may not end well. undecided

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Re: Traffic Offences: Lagos Reads Riot Act To Okadas And Tricycles Operators by Uzomacharles: 6:11pm On Nov 19
Nigeria Problem Long ooooo

Re: Traffic Offences: Lagos Reads Riot Act To Okadas And Tricycles Operators by thatsleepboy1: 6:12pm On Nov 19
“With the upsurge in the number of commercial motorcycle operators, we shall intensify our enforcement strategy. This we intend to carry out along with the various transport union leaders.

We will set up a joint enforcement team to ensure that our roads are sanitised from the menace of okada riders.

“We hereby direct all law enforcement agencies; Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA), Vehicle Inspection Service (VIS), Taskforce and the Nigerian Police to immediately and continuously embark on enforcement on all restricted routes.


With the above, whether we like it or not, another protest worst that the previous one cos we only say small thing compare to what will happen will rock the nation before 2022 and this time the north won't be left out cos they're also suffering and it is only God's intervention will the military from taking over from buharia that is if he finishes his last lap.

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Re: Traffic Offences: Lagos Reads Riot Act To Okadas And Tricycles Operators by atobs4real(m): 6:14pm On Nov 19
Provide others means to subdue poverty. You are just ranting
Re: Traffic Offences: Lagos Reads Riot Act To Okadas And Tricycles Operators by Carthman(m): 6:14pm On Nov 19
I smell more trouble and chaos in Lagos grin
Task force sef go know say jungle don already mature grin grin
Re: Traffic Offences: Lagos Reads Riot Act To Okadas And Tricycles Operators by ATEAMS: 6:15pm On Nov 19
cool
Re: Traffic Offences: Lagos Reads Riot Act To Okadas And Tricycles Operators by simple250: 6:16pm On Nov 19
What about military men and and police officers who engage themselves in okada business are they ABOVE the law?

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Re: Traffic Offences: Lagos Reads Riot Act To Okadas And Tricycles Operators by blinking001(m): 6:17pm On Nov 19
Problems no the ever finish for lagos.
Re: Traffic Offences: Lagos Reads Riot Act To Okadas And Tricycles Operators by victons(m): 6:17pm On Nov 19
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Re: Traffic Offences: Lagos Reads Riot Act To Okadas And Tricycles Operators by Sundahjoe(m): 6:20pm On Nov 19
Problem just too much

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