Effects of okada, keke ban bite harder as Lagosians resume work

Thousands of Lagosians groaned to their places of work and business on Monday morning following the decision of the state government to ban the operation of commercial motorcycles (popularly known as Okada) and tricycles (also known as Keke) on major roads and highways.

Several commuters trekked more than a kilometre to get to their nearest bus stop and joined other people on long, winding queues waiting for the next available bus.

“I have trekked from my bus stop down to where I got a vehicle, I spent an hour trekking because the distance is far to the nearest bus stop where I usually take bike (Okada),” said a digital marketer at Ikeja who identified herself simply as Miss Oyinlola.

“On Mondays, I get to my office 9 a.m., but today I am still on my way by 10 a.m. We need…

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