Lagos: Arewa community backs Okada ban



The Arewa community in Lagos State has theuwn its weight behind the state government’s ban on the operation of commercial motorcycles in six local government areas.

In a communique issued on Sunday at the end of its meeting by the Secretary-General, Alhaji Musa Saleh, the association said the law had been in existence for 10 years.

The association advised its members to remain law-abiding, adding that anyone found violating the ban should be punished.

“We condemn in totality the activities of all criminal elements who are mostly foreigners from Niger Republic, Chad, Cameroon and other Neighbouring countries who have infiltrated the ranks of those genuine riders and thereby perpetrating all forms of crime in Lagos state and are constituting serious threats to the lives of Lagosians,” it stated in part.



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