Breaking: Lagos Govt Bans Motorcycles and Tricycles in 6 LGAs

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SWITZERLAND, JANUARY 27 – The Lagos State government has banned the activities of all commercial motorcycles and tricycles in 6 local governments.

The ban covers commercial motorcycles known as Okada, commercial tricycles known as Keke, and online-ordered motorbike services such as OPay, MaxOkada and Gokada.

The Senior Special Assistant (SSA) to the Lagos State Governor on New Media, Jubril Gawat announced the development on Monday afternoon.

” BREAKING NEWS: The Lagos State Government has banned the activities of Commercial Motorcycles (Okada) & Tricycles (Keke) in some LGAs in the State: Apapa, L/Mainland, Surulere, Eti Osa, L/Island, Ikeja effective from Feb 1, 2020,” Gawat tweeted.

Today’s Echo gathers that the ban covers all forms of commercial motorcycle and tricycle operations along the listed routes, including OPay, Gokada, etc

For People asking: “What of Opay, Gokada and the rest, are they part of this?” Lagos State Govt says YES. All forms of Commercial Motorcycles are included.”

Gawat added that, to create alternatives in these areas, the state government will roll out buses.

” Also .. For people asking .. “What of Alternatives?” Lagos State Govt says Buses will be rolled out for these areas but first thing is that, Transportation has to be SAFE & those areas will be adequately covered.”

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