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Lagos residents stranded as ban of Okada and Keke take effect

On Monday, January 27, 2020, the Lagos State Government announced the proscription of operations of motorcycle and tricycle riders in six local governments and nine local council development areas of the state. LASG while directing security operatives to embark on total enforcement of the Lagos State Transport Sector Reform Law 2018, also ordered that the riders must not ply 10 major highways and 40 bridges and flyovers across the state. Gbenga Omotosho, Commissioner for Information and Strategy, said the proscription would take effect from February 1.

Omotosho, in a release at the State House, Alausa, said the decision was in response to ‘scary figures’ of fatal accidents recorded from okada and tricycle operators in the state between 2016 and 2019. Well, the restriction has taken effect and following this fact, residents and commuters who seek to move around have found themselves being stranded as the buses which were promised would be used to cushion the effect are reportedly yet to be made available in all areas the ban took place. See photo:

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