The Lagos State Government has introduced the restriction and ban of business motorcycles (Okada) and tricycles (Keke) in six local government areas of the nation with impact from February 1.
The Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Mr Gbenga Omotoso, made this regarded in Ikeja while addressing newsmen after the State Security Council meeting.
“The extant Transport Sector Reform Law 2018 bans the operation of Motorcycles (Okada) and Tricycles (Keke) in some local government areas and Local Council Development Areas (LCDAs). “They include Apapa LGA and Apapa Iganmu LCDA, Lagos Mainland LG and Yaba LCDA, Surulere LGA, Itire-Ikate and Coker-Aguda LCDAs, Ikeja LGA, Onigbongbo and Ojodu LCDAs, Eti-Osa LGA, Ikoyi-Obalende and Iru/Victoria Island LCDAs, then Lagos Island LGA and Lagos Island East LCDA. “The full enforcement begins on February 1, 2020,” the commissioner said. “This is the first stage of the state government’s plan to sanitise our roads and protect Lagosians from the negative effects of these illegal modes of transportation.