Lagos state governor, Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu, has finally banned the activities of commercial motorbikes, popularly referred to as Okada, in some parts of the state.
According to Commissioner for Transportation, Frederic Oladeinde, the commercial motorbike has been banned from plying the following areas: Apapa, Lagos Mainland, Surulere, Eti Osa, Lagos Island and Ikeja.
A Senior special assistant to the governor on media, Jubril A. Gawat also took to Twitter to make the announcement.
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. #ForAGreaterLagos @Riddwane
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.
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.