Lagos bans ‘Keke Napep’, ‘Okada’, including Opay, Gokada


The Lagos State Government has banned the activities of commercial motorcycles, popularly called Okada, and tricycles, known as Keke Napep in some Local Government Areas in the State.

The ban also includes Opay and Gokada operators.

The government said the full enforcement of the ban would commence on February 1, 2020.

This was contained in a tweet by Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu’s Senior Special Assistant on New Media, Jubril Gawat, on Monday.

He wrote in different tweets,

The Lagos State Government has banned the activities of Commercial Motorcycles (Okada) & Tricycles (Keke) in some LGAs in the State: Apapa, L/Mainland, Surulere, Eti Osa, L/Island, Ikeja effective from Feb 1, 2020.

For People asking: “What of Opay, Gokada and the rest, are they part of this?”

Lagos State Govt says YES. All forms of Commercial Motorcycles are included.

Also .. For people asking .. “What of Alternatives?”

Lagos State Govt says Buses will be rolled out for these areas but first thing is that, Transportation has to be SAFE & those areas will be adequately covered.


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