The Lagos Commissioner of Police, Imohimi Edgal, has given commercial motorcyclists (Okada Riders) in the state three days to register with any of the two relevant associations or risk arrest.
Mr Edgal gave the directive on Saturday during an emergency meeting with the leadership the commercial motorcycle operators as part of measures to ensure that
they are well coordinated to promote security.
According to him, the two recognised associations are National Motorcycle Owners and Riders Association (NNAMORAL) and
Motorcycle Operators Association of Lagos State (MOALS).
The police boss said that the registration was necessary for proper identification, warning that commercial motorcycle operators not registered with either of the unions by Tuesday would be arrested for illegal operation.
“If you want to be a commercial motorcycle operator in Lagos State, you must belong to
either NNAMORAL or MOALS. “All commercial motorcycle operators are
given three days to get registered; anyone found wanting will be arrested. “The operators must wear their reflective vests designed by the unions with their names and numbers.
“Members of the public are advised not to patronise any okada rider (commercial motorcyclist) without the vest as his or her safety cannot be guaranteed,”
he said. Edgal added that the police would not relent in enforcing Lagos traffic laws.
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