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No going back on Okada, tricycles ‘ ban in Lagos- Govt

The Lagos State Government says there is no going back in its resolve to prohibit commercial motorcycles popularlly called Okada and tricycles popularlly called Keke in the state.

The state government cited security threats as part of its reasons for doing so.

The government advised residents to access opportunities provided in agriculture and empowerment programmes of the state.

This was contained in a communiqué issued after a stakeholders’ meeting on Monday at the Adeyemi Bero Auditorium, Alausa Secretariat, Ikeja.

The meeting was attended by Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, the Speaker of the House of Assembly, Mudashiru Obasa; the Chief Judge, Kazeem Alogba; the Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu, traditional and religious leaders and members of the civil society, among others.

The governor said the string of lawlessness daily witnessed from the confrontation between commercial motorcyclists and law enforcement agencies required an urgent action.

“Based on all that we have seen and experienced in the past couple of weeks, as well as the increasing threat posed by the activities of commercial motorcycle operators to the safety and security of lives, we will be announcing further changes to the parameters of motorcycle and tricycle operations in the state in the coming days. No society can make progress amid such a haughty display of lawlessness and criminality,” he added.

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