In a statement released on Tuesday in Lagos, Dr. Frederic Oladeinde, who is in charge of transportation, said that the ban was in line with the 2018 Transport Sector Reform Law (TSRL).
Oladeinde said that the government was going to make the rule that commercial motorcycles are not allowed in the six LGAs and nine Local Council Development Areas even stricter.
At the ceremony, the commissioner also said that the Special Anti-Okada Squad would report to the Police.
Oladeinde asked the people to work with the government to stop them from being a threat.
“It is up to the public to tell the Ministry of Transportation about any bad things that the squad does.
“The following phone numbers can be used to report something: 09038208154, 09034810153, 09033090826 and 09169655855.
“These kinds of reports will help the government get feedback on how to protect people and property.
“Those who are caught (riders and passengers) will face the full force of the law, as stated in Section 46, sub-sections 1, 2, and 3 of the Transport Sector Reform Law (TSRL), 2018,”
The Commissioner said again that impounded bikes would be crushed in front of the public.