Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu has banned the activities of Commercial Motorcycles (Okada) & Tricycles (Keke) in over six LGAs in the State.
The Lagos State Government has banned the operation of motorcycles popularly known as “Okada” and tricycle popularly known as “Keke” in about six Local government areas in the state including Ikeja, Lagos Mainland, Lagos Island, Apapa, Surulere and Eti Osa. The ban will come into effect on February 1.
A few hours ago, the Lagos State Commissioner in Information and Strategy spoke at a Press Conference saying:
“After consultations with stakeholders, the State Security Council, in compliance with the extant Transport Sector Reform Law 2018, has decided to commence enforcement of the law which bans the operation of Motorcycles (Okada) and Tricycles (Keke) in the following Local Governments (LGs) and Local Council Development Areas (LCDAs),”
The ban affects the Local Council Development Areas (LCDAs) under the Local Govt. They are Apapa LG- Apapa Iganmu LCDA, Lagos Mainland LG – Yaba LCDA, Surulere LG- Itire-Ikate and Coker-Aguda LCDAs, Ikeja LG- Onigbongbo and Ojodu LCDAs, Eti-Osa LG- Ikoyi-Obalende and Iru/Victoria Island LCDAs, Lagos Island LG- Lagos Island East LCDA.
Omotosho said the ban is the first stage of the state government’s plan to sanitize its “roads and protect Lagosians from the negative effects of these illegal modes of transportation.”
“The Law is very clear. Motorcycles (Okada) and Tricycles (Keke) are banned on all highways, bridges and the listed roads,” Omotosho said.