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28 January 2020

Lagos commences enforcement of ban on Motocycles and Tricycles

In compliance with the extant Transport Sector Reform Law twenty eighteen, the Lagos State Government says it has commenced full enforcement of the law which bans the operation of Motorcycles, Okada and Tricycles Keke in six Local Governments, Local Council Development Areas, major highways, bridges and listed roads in the state beginning from February first, twenty twenty.

At a Press briefing today, the State’s Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Gbenga Omotoso stated that the Lagos State Government and the State Security Council took the decision after consultations with stakeholders and a robust assessment of the debate which bothered on the security and safety of lives of Lagosians.

He stated that from 2016 to 2019, there were over ten thousand accidents that were recorded at the General Hospitals alone adding that the total number of deaths from reported cases was over six-hundred as at date due to the menace of Motocycle and Tricycle.

According to the Commissioner, the rate of crimes aided by Motorcycles and Tricycles kept rising, as Motorcycles were also used as getaway means by criminals.

Omotoso said the areas where the full enforcement of the ban of operation of Motorcycles would begin from February first twenty-twenty included, 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.

The Commissioner also said the Major Highways and bridges that the operation of Motorcycles and tricycles were ban beginning from February first included Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, Apapa-Oshodi Expressway Oworonshoki-Oshodi Expressway, Lagos-Ikorodu Expressway, Lagos-Abeokuta Expressway, Eti-Osa/Lekki-Epe Expressway, Lagos-Badagry Expressway, Iyana- Ipaja Bridge Agege, Dopemu Bridge Agege, Airport/Ikeja Bridge, Agege Motor road/oshodi Loop, Oshodi among others.

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