Lagos Set To Enforce Restriction On Motorcycle


BEVERLY HILLS, April 17, (THEWILL) – The Lagos State government has revealed that it would strictly enforce the laws in the state, especially those bordering on environmental offences and restriction of operation of commercial motorcycles from certain routes within the metropolis.

According to Fatai Owoseni, the state Commissioner of Police, this was reached at the monthly Security Council meeting of the state, which involved heads of all security agencies in the state chaired by Governor Akinwunmi Ambode.

Owoseni who briefed State House correspondents after the meeting, said his command was set for total enforcement of the laws adding that the government also warned residents against flouting the laws, saying there shall be no sacred cow.

“The council appraised the security situation in the state and looked at the challenges we are still having, and from discussions and conclusions that were made, the council agreed that lot of progress had been made. We have covered lot of miles regarding security and safety in the state. For now, the state is relatively peaceful,” he said.

“We want to sustain that tempo; we want to improve on that tempo. We have looked at those areas we need to improve upon and basically those were the issues the council considered.

“We deliberated on that and I can tell you that we specifically considered the need to improve on enforcement of the laws of the state, especially the areas where we have been having challenges with members of the public with regard to enforcement,” he said in reference to the recent directive by Ambode at the Town Hall Meeting Ikorodu, that Okada should not ply Mile 12-Ikorodu route.

Story by David Oputah