Lagos state government on Monday announced that it has imposed total ban on operation of motorcycles popularly known as Okada and tricycles locally called Keke Marwa.
The ban commences on February 1.
The first phase of the enforcement takes off in: Apapa, Lagos Mainland, Surulere, Ikeja, Eti-Osa and Lagos Island local government areas.
The affected LCDAs are: Apapa Iganmu, Yaba, Itire-Ikate and Coker-Aguda, Onigbongbo, Ojodu, Ikoyi-Obalende, Iru/Victoria Island and Lagos Island East LCDA.
The ubiquitous Okada has been accused of causing accidents in Lagos, Nigeria’s commercial capital.
The state government recently accused the Okada of increased crime rate in a city where gridlock slows vehicular movement.
The Okada was restricted from plying bridges a week ago, but it’s now been totally banned from a chunk of the city, according to Commissioner for Transportation, Frederic Oladeinde.
Bike hailing services are also affected by this ban. The tricycle, also referred to as Keke NAPEP, is also affected by this ban.