The Lagos state government says from February 1, it will implement the ban on okada and tricycle in the state.
Gbenga Omotoso, commissioner for information and strategy, made the announcement during a press conference in Lagos on Monday.
He said, “After a robust assessment of the debate on what has been widely referred to as the Motorcycle (Okada) and Tricycle (Keke) Menace, the Lagos State Government and the State Security Council have decided that the security and safety of lives of Lagosians are paramount. ”
“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 of date.
On whether Opay and Gokada, and other motorbike hailing services, would be affected by the ban, Omotosho said all forms of commercial motorcycles will be affected.