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Lagos to Ban Okada and Keke, Introduces Minibuses

Lagos to Ban Okada and Keke, Introduces Minibuses

Lagos to Ban Okada and Keke, Introduces Minibuses

  • The Lagos State Government has announced that a ban will be issued on Okada and Keke in the future

  • The government claims that the use of motorcycles was prominent in robbery cases and a prohibition was necessary for the state to make progress

  • The state will be introducing minibuses as a replacement and riders have been advised to look for alternatives

The Lagos state government has announced its plan to prohibit the use of motorcycles (okada) and Tricycle (Keke) in the state.

Okada and Keke

The governor of Lagos, Babajide Sanwo-Olu spoke at a security stakeholder meeting in Ikeja and stated that Motorcycle riders pose a threat to Lagos state’s security.

The governor leaves that the state will be reforming its transport sector and the change will affect motorcyclists and tricyclists.

Babajide Sanwo-Olu

The governor also revealed that Okada riders in the state are disregarding restrictions that have been placed on their movement in certain areas.

The governor also disclosed that the state is set to launch minibuses, which will be used to transport people in the inner roads of Lagos.

He advised all Bike riders and Keke riders to look for alternatives in areas like Agriculture and government programmes.

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Hakeem Dosumu, Lagos State’s Police Commissioner also revealed that 320 Okadas had been arrested in cases of criminality.

Motorcycles also account for 83 percent of the 385 fatal vehicle accidents in Lagos.

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