Lagos State Government Bans Okadas, Tricyles, Including Opay, Gokada From Working In Parts Of The State

The Lagos State Government has prohibited the exercises of bike riders prominently known as Okada riders and tricycle riders in six Local Government Areas (LGAs), nine Local Council Development Areas (LCDAs) and 10 significant roadways over the State. Additionally restricted are ride hailing administrations, OPay and GOkada.

As indicated by the Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Gbenga Omotoso, activities of Okada and Keke NAPEP have been restricted in the accompanying LGAs and LCDAs: Apapa LGA, Apapa Iganmu LCDA, Lagos Mainland LGA, Yaba LCDA, Surulere LGA, Itire-Ikate LCDA, and Coker-Aguda LCDA.

Others are Ikeja LGA, Onigbongbo, LCDA, Ojodu LCDA, Eti-Osa LGA, Ikoyi-Obalende LCDA, and Iru-Victoria Island LCDA, Lagos Island LGA and Lagos Island East LCDA.

“The figures are startling. From 2016 to 2019, there were more than 10,000 mishaps recorded at the General Hospitals alone. This number prohibits unreported cases and those recorded by different medical clinics. The all out number of passings from announced cases is more than 600 as at date.

“The pace of wrongdoings helped by Motorcycles (Okada) and Tricycles (Keke) continues rising. Bikes (Okada) and Tricycles (Keke) are additionally utilized as escape implies by crooks.

“Along these lines, after discussions with partners, the State Security Council, in consistence with the surviving Transport Sector Reform Law 2018, has chosen to start requirement of the law which bans the activity of Motorcycles (Okada) and Tricycles (Keke) in the accompanying Local Governments (LGs) and Local Council Development Areas (LCDAs): 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,” he said.

The Okada and Keke NAPEP are limited on the accompanying expressways and extensions:

1. Lagos-Ibadan Expressway

2. Apapa-Oshodi Expressway

3. Oworonshoki-Oshodi Expressway

4. Lagos-Ikorodu Expressway

5. Lagos-Abeokuta Expressway

6. Eti-Osa/Lekki-Epe Expressway

7. Lagos-Badagry Expressway

8. Funsho Williams Avenue

9. Agege Motor Road

10. Eti-Osa Lekki Coastal Road


1. Iyana-Ipaja Bridge Agege

2. Dopemu Bridge Agege

3. Air terminal/Ikeja Bridge

4. Agege Motor street/oshodi Loop, Oshodi

5. Mushin/Isolo Link Bridge

6. Dorman Long Bridge

7. Ojuelegba Bridge

8. National Stadium Flyover

9. Apapa-Iganmu Bridge

10. Apapa-Ijora Link Bridge

11. Liverpool Bridge, Apapa

12. Mile 2 Bridge-Loop, Amuwo-Odofin

13. Okota (cele)/Ijesha Link Bridge

14. Apakun/Apapa-Oshodi Bridge Network

15. Ikorodu Road/Anthony Clover leaf Bridge

16. Exchange Fair Flyover Bridge

17. Festac/Amuwo-Odofin Link Bridge

18. 2 Flyover Bridges along Alhaji Masha Road

19. Ojota Clover leaf Bridge

20. Ogudu Bridge

21. third Mainland Bridge

22. Maryland flyover

23. Ikeja General Hospital Flyover Bridge

24. Kodesoh Bridge, Oba Akran, Ikeja

25. Opebi Link Bridge

26. Sheraton-Opebi Bridge

27. Jibowu/Yaba flyover Bridge

28. Carter Bridge, Lagos

29. Bariga-Ifako Bridge

30. Apapa-Oshodi Expressway/Alapere Bridge

31. Bariga/Oworonsoki Bridge

32. Apapa-Oshodi Expressway/Gbagada U-Turn

33. Apapa-Oshodi Expressway

34. third Mainland/Oworonsoki Bridge

35. Eko Bridge

36. Apongbon flyover Bridge

37. Cowry Bridge (Officers Mess)

38. Mcwen Bridge (Bonny Camp)

39. Marina/Ikoyi Bridge

40. Ikoyi/Obalende Bridge

Omotoso said the measures were taken by the Government because of “terrifying figures” of lethal mishaps recorded from activities of Okada and tricycles in the State somewhere in the range of 2016 and 2019. Omotoso said the absence of respect for the Lagos Traffic Laws by the Okada and tricycle riders had brought about preventable loss of lives, including that their impermissible developments limited expressways had additionally added to congested driving conditions.


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