The Deputy Governor of Lagos State, Hamzat reveals ‘the truth’ about Okada/Keke ban

The Deputy Governor of Lagos State, Obafemi Hamzat, has said that the law restricting bikes and tricycles in the state, has been in presence since 2012.

Hamzat expressed this when he showed up on Channels Television’s Politics Today on Wednesday.

The operations of commercial motorcycles and tricycles were restricted in six local government areas and nine local council developments.

Hamzat denied that the ban was focused at anybody or group.

“The reality of the situation is that it is a law that has been in presence since 2012. It was revised by the past administration in 2018. So, it is a law that has been there for like nine, 10 years.

“We all know that it was not implemented; so what we are doing is to implement the law. It’s not that we just woke up and banned them. It is about the security of lives,” he sai

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Hamzat included that the pace of accidents recorded from okadas has decreased essentially since the government implemented the ban.