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BREAKING: Lagos bans ORide, Gokada, Max Okada, Okada, Keke; Reveals reasons

Two weeks after Lagos state government revealed it has not decided on Okada and tricycles, the state has announced the date it will implement the ban on Motorcycles (Okada) and tricycle (Keke) in major areas of the state.

The ban will affect 5 major LOCAL COUNCIL DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY, 11 Express ways, 41 BRIDGES and it will take effect from February 1.

This ban will affect all forms of commercial motorcyles including ORide, Gokada, Max Okada and other motorbike hailing services.

Gokada rider and his client bargaining
Gokada rider and his client bargaining

This ban will affect beyond the owners of motorbike hailing services and local Okada riders. Lagosians will feel the impact more, since bike riders have been one of the major solutions to evade traffic that is constant within the state. Also, Commercial Okada riding has been a major fall back job for a lot of youths who are unemployed within the state.

However,  the commissioner for information and strategy, Gbenga Omotoso, revealed that the decision was made after a review of casualties. Omotoso disclosed this at a press conference in Lagos on Monday.

He said;

“After a robust assessment of the debate on what has been widely referred to as the motorcycle (okada) and tricycle (Keke Marwa) Menace, the Lagos State Government and the State Security Council have decided that the security and safety of lives of Lagosians are paramount,”

“The figures are scary. From 2016 to 2019, there were over 10,000 accidents recorded at the General Hospitals alone. This number excludes unreported cases and those recorded by other hospitals. The total number of deaths from reported cases is over 600 as at date.”

Scene of Okada accident in lagos
Scene of Okada accident in Lagos

Here’s a list of the places that commercial motorcyles and tricycles have been banned from:

LOCAL COUNCIL DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY

  • Apapa LG and Apapa Iganmu LCDA
  • Lagos Mainland LG and 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 and Lagos Island East LCDA

EXPRESSWAY

  • Lagos-Ibadan Expressway
  • Apapa-Oshodi Expressway
  • Oworonshoki-Oshodi Expressway
  • Lagos-Ikorodu Expressway
  • Lagos-Abeokuta Expressway
  • Third Mainland Bridge
  • Eti-Osa/Lekki-Epe Expressway
  • Lagos-Badagry Expressway
  • Funsho Williams Avenue
  • Agege Motor Road
  • Eti-Osa Lekki Coastal Road

BRIDGES

  • Iyana- Ipaja Bridge Agege
  • Dopemu Bridge Agege
  • Airport/Ikeja Bridge
  • Agege Motor road/oshodi Loop, Oshodi
  • Mushin/Isolo Link Bridge
  • Dorman Long Bridge
  • Ojuelegba Bridge
  • National Stadium Flyover
  • Apapa-Iganmu Bridge
  • Apapa-Ijora Link Bridge
  • Liverpool Bridge, Apapa
  • Mile 2 Bridge-Loop, Amuwo-Odofin
  • Okota (cele)/Ijesha Link Bridge
  • Apakun/Apapa-Oshodi Bridge Network
  • Ikorodu Road/Anthony Clover leaf Bridge
  • Trade Fair Flyover Bridge
  • Trade Fair Flyover Bridge
  • Festac/Amuwo-Odofin Link Bridge
  • 2 Flyover Bridges along Alhaji Masha Road
  • Ojota Clover leaf Bridge
  • Ogudu Bridge
  • 3rd Mainland Bridge
  • Maryland flyover
  • Ikeja General Hospital Flyover Bridge
  • Kodesoh Bridge, Oba Akran, Ikeja
  • Opebi Link Bridge
  • Sheraton-Opebi Bridge
  • Jibowu/Yaba flyover Bridge
  • Carter Bridge, Lagos
  • Bariga-Ifako Bridge
  • Apapa-Oshodi Expressway/Alapere Bridge
  • Bariga/Oworonsoki Bridge
  • Apapa-Oshodi Expressway/Gbagada U-Turn
  • Apapa-Oshodi Expressway/3rd Mainland Bridge
  • 3rd Mainland/Oworonsoki Bridge
  • Eko Bridge
  • Apongbon flyover Bridge
  • Cowry Bridge (Officers Mess)
  • Mcwen Bridge (Bonny Camp)
  • Marina/Ikoyi Bridge
  • Ikoyi/Obalende Bridge

 

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