Operators lament ban on ‘okada, keke’ by Lagos govt


Commercial motorcycles and tricycles’ operators in Lagos State have expressed displeasure over the ban imposed on them by the state government.

PREMIUM TIMES earlier reported how the state government banned the operation of motorcycles (popularly called Okada) and tricycles (Keke) across the state.

Gbenga Omotosho, the commissioner for information and strategy, in a statement Monday, said the decision was taken after a “robust assessment” between the government and the state security council.

The assessment, he said, focused on the safety of using motorcycles and tricycles as a means of transportation. The statement said the casualty figures arising from their use are ‘scary’.

The ban, according to the statement, will be enforced in 15 local governments and local council…



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