Lagosians stranded, resort to trekking as Lagos govt’s Okada, Keke ban takes effect

Several commuters were stranded in Lagos Saturday as the state government’s ban on commercial motorcycles (popularly called Okada) and tricycles (popularly known as Keke) came into force.

The ban, which is being enforced in 15 local government areas and local council development areas across the state, became necessary due to the “scary” casualty figures resulting from their use, the government said.

PREMIUM TIMES monitored the enforcement of the ban in several roads and highways across the state.

Eniola Afusat, a trader at Idumota, said the enforcement of the ban has brought untold hardship to her business.

“I make use of tricycle to carry my goods from the market at times, but now, we will have to wait for vehicles they are usually affected by traffic, this is affecting our…

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