The Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu has proclaim that the ban on commercial motorcycle and tricycle popularly called Okada and Keke Napep in the state would not be reversed.
Sanwo-Olu clarified that the ban was because of security and wellbeing reasons, henceforth it won’t be reversed.
The Governor spoke yesterday while launching eight locally manufactured speed boats of the state ferry services, Lagferry, in Badore Ferry Terminal, Ajah.
As stated by Sanwo-Olu “Let me inform you concerning the ban which we just enforced. We will sustain the ban on Okada and tricycles, mainly because of security and safety reasons.
“The security and wellbeing of residents are fundamental to any government. As a responsible government, we will not fold our arms and allow any security breach in the state.
“We will continue to ensure the safety of our people on all fronts. There have been reports of serious security breaches and safety concerns in areas where these operators ply. We had to respond to these concerns because of life and safety matters to this government.”
We had detailed that the State Government recently placed a restriction on the operation of Okada and Keke Napep in some local government areas and local council development areas in the state.
The restriction took effect from February 1st, 2020, and was revealed in an announcement by the state’s Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Mr. Gbenga Omotosho.