Okada Ban: Accidents reducing in Lagos


The Lagos State Government has reaffirmed its decision to ban commercial motorcycles (okada) and tricycles (keke) on major roads in Lagos metropolis.

In a statement issued by his office on Friday, the state’s Deputy Governor, Obafemi Hamzat, said that the government was determined to reduce accidents and vices associated with the use of motorcycles and tricycles.

Hamzat said that the ban would promote security of lives of Lagos residents.

He said the government took the decision after evaluating the rate of crime and accidents recorded in the state.

“It is not to punish anybody or restrict people from doing certain jobs; the reality is that people are dying, security of our children is being compromised, and the government must act.

“What this administration is doing is just to…



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