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Lagos State Government has banned the activities of tricycle riders’ bike riders’ popularly called Okada in six Local Government Areas (LGAs), nine Local Council Development Areas (LCDAs) and 10 major highways, and 40 bridges across the State.
Others also affected by the ban are the OPay and GOkada, hired riders.
Making the announcement at the state house in Alausa, Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Gbenga Omotoso, said Government is taking pro active measures in response to a scary figures recorded with the activities of the riders in the state from between 2016 and 2019.
He also called them out for been insensitive lacked regard for traffic laws that has often times led to loss of lives and protracted gridlocks on highways.
The commissioner listed the following, as Okada and Keke Napep riders are banned from plying routes in these environs. LGAs and LCDAs: Apapa LGA, Apapa Iganmu LCDA, Lagos Mainland LGA, Yaba LCDA, Surulere LGA, Itire-Ikate LCDA, and Ikeja LGA,
Others are Onigbongbo, LCDA, Ojodu LCDA, Eti-Osa LGA, Ikoyi-Obalende LCDA, and Iru-Victoria Island LCDA, Lagos Island LGA and Lagos Island East LCDA, Coker-Aguda LCDA.
“The figures are scary. From 2016 to 2019, there were over 10,000 accidents recorded at the General Hospitals alone. This number excludes unreported cases and those recorded by other hospitals. The total number of deaths from reported cases is over 600 as at date.
“The rate of crimes aided by Motorcycles (Okada) and Tricycles (Keke) keeps rising. Motorcycles (Okada) and Tricycles (Keke) are also used as getaway means by criminals.
“Therefore, 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): Apapa LG and Apapa Iganmu LCDA; Lagos Mainland LG and 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 and Lagos Island East LCDA,” he said.
Activities of Okada and Keke NAPEP riders are also restricted on the following bridges and highways across Lagos State.