Effective from February 1, 2020, Motorcycles (Okada) and Tricycles (Keke) will no longer ply the roads in 15 local government areas and Council Development Areas in Lagos State.
The Lagos State Government on Monday announced a total ban on Okada and Keke in the areas as well as all highways and bridges in the state.
The Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Gbenga Omotosho, who announced the ban in a statement on Monday, said the action of the state government was to protect lives and properties.
He decried the rate of accidents involving motorcycles and tricycles on roads across the state.
“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.
“The rate of crimes aided by motorcycles (okada) and tricycles (keke) keeps rising. Motorcycles (okada) and tricycles (keke) are also used as getaway means by criminals.
“After consultations with stakeholders, the State Security Council, in compliance with the extant Transport Sector Reform Law 2018, has decided to commence enforcement of the law which bans the operation of Motorcycles (Okada) and Tricycles (Keke) in the following Local Governments (LGs) and Local Council Development Areas (LCDAs).
“The local governments are 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.
“This is the first stage of the State Government’s plan to sanitize our roads and protect Lagosians from the negative effects of these illegal modes of transportation. “The Law is very clear. Motorcycles (Okada) and Tricycles (Keke) are banned on all highways, bridges and the listed roads,” he said.
Below is the list of highways and bridges:
Funsho Williams Avenue
Agege Motor Road
Eti-Osa Lekki Coastal Road
Iyana- Ipaja Bridge Agege
Dopemu Bridge Agege
Agege Motor road/oshodi Loop, Oshodi
Mushin/Isolo Link Bridge
Dorman Long Bridge
National Stadium Flyover
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
Festac/Amuwo-Odofin Link Bridge
2 Flyover Bridges along Alhaji Masha Road
Ojota Clover leaf Bridge
3rd Mainland Bridge
Ikeja General Hospital Flyover Bridge
Kodesoh Bridge, Oba Akran, Ikeja
Opebi Link Bridge
Jibowu/Yaba flyover Bridge
Carter Bridge, Lagos
Apapa-Oshodi Expressway/Gbagada U-Turn
3rd Mainland/Oworonsoki Bridge
Apongbon flyover Bridge
Cowry Bridge (Officers Mess)
Mcwen Bridge (Bonny Camp)