From the desk of Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwoolu.
“The incessant lack of regard for the traffic laws in the state by motorcycle (Okada)and tricycle (Keke Napep) riders has resulted in the preventable loss of life and property in recent time and it is time we take decisive measures to curb this menace.
The statistics recorded in our hospitals on the number of reported (not counting the unreported) accident cases are unimaginable and most of them have been fatal.
The recent spate in the rate of crime facilitated by these motorcycles (getaway vehicles) has been on the increase to a level that has become unacceptable.
After vigorous evaluations and deliberations on this menace by relevant stakeholders, it is imperative to state that the security and safety of lives of Lagosians is paramount.
Going forward, in compliance with the extant Transport Sector Reform Law 2018, the State Security Council will commence enforcement of the law which bans the operations of motorcycles and tricycles in 6 Local Government Areas (LGA) and 9 Local Council Development Areas (LCDA) as well as stipulated highways and bridges.
Whilst we continue to implement our traffic reforms to solve our Transportation and Traffic Management challenges, the state through relevant MDAs and security agencies, will maintain a zero tolerance stance on the movement of the banned vehicles in the stipulated areas.”