LASG Announces Ban Of Okada On Major Highways

The Lagos State Government has announced the ban of Motorcycles popularly referred to as Okada and Tricycle known as Keke Napep on major highways in the state.

The Commissioner for Transportation, Dr. Frederic Oladeinde, disclosed this in a press statement sent to Eko blog over the weekend.

Oladeinde stressed that a good number of the road signs has been put in place which indicated restricted areas, adding that, anyone that violates the law after this effort would be punished in accordance with the law.

He said “We have successfully placed road signs on the Third Mainland Bridge, Agege Motor Road, Apapa-Oshodi Expressway, Lagos-Badagry Expressway, Lagos-Abeokuta Expressway and other places to indicate areas that motorcyclists and tricycles are restricted and we urge that they comply for the safety of their lives and members of the public as we will apply the law on any erring Okada and Tricycle rider that violates our law.”

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The commissioner stressed that motorcycle and tricycle operations remained restricted on highways and bridges in all the Local Government areas of the state.

Oladeinde however, called for the support of lagosians to assist in traffic decongestion of the city by adhering to roads signage.

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