BREAKING: Lagos Bans ORide, Gokada, Max Okada, Okada, Keke; Reveals Reasons (photos)

Two weeks after Lagos state government revealed it has not decided on Okada and tricycles, the state has announced the date it will implement the ban on Motorcycles (Okada) and tricycle (Keke) in major areas of the state.

The ban will affect 5 major LOCAL COUNCIL DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY, 11 Express ways, 41 BRIDGES and it will take effect from February 1.

This ban will affect all forms of commercial motorcyles including ORide, Gokada, Max Okada and other motorbike hailing services.


Gokada rider and his client bargaining

This ban will affect beyond the owners of motorbike hailing services and local Okada riders. Lagosians will feel the impact more, since bike riders have been one of the major solutions to evade traffic that is constant within the state. Also, Commercial Okada riding has been a major fall back job for a lot of youths who are unemployed within the state.

However, the commissioner for information and strategy, Gbenga Omotoso, revealed that the decision was made after a review of casualties. Omotoso disclosed this at a press conference in Lagos on Monday.

He said;

“After a robust assessment of the debate on what has been widely referred to as the motorcycle (okada) and tricycle (Keke Marwa) Menace, the Lagos State Government and the State Security Council have decided that the security and safety of lives of Lagosians are paramount,”

“The figures are scary. From 2016 to 2019, there were over 10,000 accidents recorded at the General Hospitals alone. This number excludes unreported cases and those recorded by other hospitals. The total number of deaths from reported cases is over 600 as at date.”

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Scene of Okada accident in Lagos

Here’s a list of the places that commercial motorcyles and tricycles have been banned from:

LOCAL COUNCIL DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY
Apapa LG and Apapa Iganmu LCDA
Lagos Mainland LG and Yaba LCDA
Surulere LG, Itire-Ikate and Coker-Aguda LCDAs
Ikeja LG, Onigbongbo and Ojodu LCDAs
Eti-Osa LG, Ikoyi-Obalende and Iru/Victoria Island LCDAs
Lagos Island LG and Lagos Island East LCDA

EXPRESSWAY
Lagos-Ibadan Expressway
Apapa-Oshodi Expressway
Oworonshoki-Oshodi Expressway
Lagos-Ikorodu Expressway
Lagos-Abeokuta Expressway
Third Mainland Bridge
Eti-Osa/Lekki-Epe Expressway
Lagos-Badagry Expressway
Funsho Williams Avenue
Agege Motor Road
Eti-Osa Lekki Coastal Road

BRIDGES
Iyana- Ipaja Bridge Agege
Dopemu Bridge Agege
Airport/Ikeja Bridge
Agege Motor road/oshodi Loop, Oshodi
Mushin/Isolo Link Bridge
Dorman Long Bridge
Ojuelegba Bridge
National Stadium Flyover
Apapa-Iganmu Bridge
Apapa-Ijora Link Bridge
Liverpool Bridge, Apapa
Mile 2 Bridge-Loop, Amuwo-Odofin
Okota (cele)/Ijesha Link Bridge
Apakun/Apapa-Oshodi Bridge Network
Ikorodu Road/Anthony Clover leaf Bridge
Trade Fair Flyover Bridge
Trade Fair Flyover Bridge
Festac/Amuwo-Odofin Link Bridge
2 Flyover Bridges along Alhaji Masha Road
Ojota Clover leaf Bridge
Ogudu Bridge
3rd Mainland Bridge
Maryland flyover
Ikeja General Hospital Flyover Bridge
Kodesoh Bridge, Oba Akran, Ikeja
Opebi Link Bridge
Sheraton-Opebi Bridge
Jibowu/Yaba flyover Bridge
Carter Bridge, Lagos
Bariga-Ifako Bridge
Apapa-Oshodi Expressway/Alapere Bridge
Bariga/Oworonsoki Bridge
Apapa-Oshodi Expressway/Gbagada U-Turn
Apapa-Oshodi Expressway/3rd Mainland Bridge
3rd Mainland/Oworonsoki Bridge
Eko Bridge
Apongbon flyover Bridge
Cowry Bridge (Officers Mess)
Mcwen Bridge (Bonny Camp)
Marina/Ikoyi Bridge
Ikoyi/Obalende Bridge

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