Lagos State Government has placed an definite ban on the operations of commercial motorcycles and tricycles in over six local government areas (LGA) in the state.
The affected local government areas are the state capital Ikeja, Lagos Mainland, Lagos Island, Apapa, Surulere, and Eti Osa. The ban will come into effect on February 1.
Lagos State Information and Strategy Commissioner, Gbenga Omotosho, made this disclosure at a press conference on Monday.
“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 Law is very clear. Motorcycles (Okada) and Tricycles (Keke) are banned on all highways, bridges and the listed roads.”
Omotosho further explains that the ban is the first stage of the state government’s plan to decontaminate its roads and protect the lives of Lagosians from the negative effects of these illegal modes of transportation.
The ban affects the local council development areas (LCDAs) under the LG. 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.