Governor Ambode

Ambode has also warned street hawkers and commercial bike riders, aka “Okada” that their activities will no longer be tolerated.

Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode has issued a strong warning to traffic offenders in the state.

Ambode has also warned street hawkers and commercial bike riders, aka “Okada” that their activities will no longer be tolerated.

The governor made the remarks on Friday, November 6, 2015, after an emergency Security Council Meeting in the state.

Here are five important things he said:

  1. “Henceforth, all commercial vehicles, except Bus Rapid Transport buses, must use only the service lanes in accordance with existing traffic laws.”

  2. “All conductors of commercial buses must sit down in their buses and keep the doors closed at all times while in motion.”

  3. “Commercial buses can only drop and pick passengers at officially designated bus stops henceforth.”

  4. “Other road users who break traffic laws will pay a compulsory traffic fine in accordance with the law.

  5. Mobile Traffic courts are being introduced to prosecute offenders promptly”.

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