Lagos State Gov. Sanwo-Olu Bans Okada And Keke (See Affected Roads And Bridges)

    Sanwo-Olu Bans Okada

    Okada And Keke Now Banned In Lagos

    The Lagos State government has officially announced the ban of Motorcycle (Okada) and Tricycle (Keke) in certain areas of the state.

    The government said its decision follows the need to tackle the menace created by the motorcycles and tricycles and the need to guarantee the security and safety of the lives of Lagosians.

    It added that the steps were taken after a conclusion by the Lagos State Government and the State Security Council in consultation with all stakeholders.

    The press statement on the development, signed by Mr. Gbenga Omotoso, Honourable Commissioner, Information & Strategy and made available to Naija News on Monday, however, noted that the ban won’t take effect until February 1st, 2020.

    The statement noted that from 2016 to 2019, there were over 10,000 accidents recorded at the General Hospitals alone, resulting in over 600 deaths while the figures keep rising.

    “After a robust assessment of the debate on what has been widely referred to as the Motorcycle (Okada) and Tricycle (Keke) Menace, the Lagos State Government and the State Security Council have decided that the security and safety of lives of Lagosians are paramount,” it said.

    “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.”

    “Therefore, 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):

     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 full enforcement begins on February 1, 2020.

    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.

    Major Highways

    1. Lagos-Ibadan Expressway
    2. Apapa-Oshodi Expressway
    3. Oworonshoki-Oshodi Expressway
    4. Lagos-Ikorodu Expressway
    5. Lagos-Abeokuta Expressway
    6. Third Mainland Bridge
    7. Eti-Osa/Lekki-Epe Expressway
    8. Lagos-Badagry Expressway
    9. Funsho Williams Avenue
    10. Agege Motor Road
    11. Eti-Osa Lekki Coastal Road


    1. Iyana- Ipaja Bridge Agege
    2. Dopemu Bridge Agege
    3. Airport/Ikeja Bridge
    4. Agege Motor road/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. Trade Fair Flyover Bridge
    17. Trade Fair Flyover Bridge
    18. Festac/Amuwo-Odofin Link Bridge
    19. 2 Flyover Bridges along Alhaji Masha Road
    20. Ojota Clover leaf Bridge
    21. Ogudu Bridge
    22. 3rd Mainland Bridge
    23. Maryland flyover
    24. Ikeja General Hospital Flyover Bridge
    25. Kodesoh Bridge, Oba Akran, Ikeja
    26. Opebi Link Bridge
    27. Sheraton-Opebi Bridge
    28. Jibowu/Yaba flyover Bridge
    29. Carter Bridge, Lagos
    30. Bariga-Ifako Bridge
    31. Apapa-Oshodi Expressway/Alapere Bridge
    32. Bariga/Oworonsoki Bridge
    33. Apapa-Oshodi Expressway/Gbagada U-Turn
    34. Apapa-Oshodi Expressway/3rd Mainland Bridge
    35. 3rd Mainland/Oworonsoki Bridge
    36. Eko Bridge
    37. Apongbon flyover Bridge
    38. Cowry Bridge (Officers Mess)
    39. Mcwen Bridge (Bonny Camp)
    40. Marina/Ikoyi Bridge
    41. Ikoyi/Obalende Bridge

    “Law enforcement agents have been directed that with effect from February 1, 2020, there will be Zero Tolerance for Motorcycles (Okada) and Tricycles (Keke) in (on) the listed Local Governments, highways and bridges. Members of the public are hereby notified that all offenders and violators will be dealt with in accordance with the Law.”

    The question is, what will be the fate of bike hailing services like Opay‘s Oride, Gokada, and other logistic companies using motorcycle for their delivery services?


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