We did not ban Okada, keke napep, says Lagos govt

We did not ban Okada, keke napep, says Lagos govt

- The situation in Lagos is still a trending topic in the country

- The Lagos state government has activated its public relations machine to educate Lagosians on the situation

- The government has clarified that okada and keke operators have only been restricted in six local government areas in the state

The Lagos government says motorcycles popularly called Okada and tricycles also known as keke napep have not been banned in the state.

The government clarified that the operators have only been restricted in six local government areas in the state.

The government stated that it implemented sections of the 2018 traffic law which ensures okadas and kekes don's ply major highways and bridges.

We did not ban Okada, keke napep, says Lagos govt
Majority of Lagosians have been complaining that the ban is harsh. Photo source: Twitter
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The Lagos state commissioner for information and strategy, Gbenga Omotoso, who was represented by the ministry’s permanent secretary, Sina Thorpe, made the clarification on Thursday, February 6.

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He said areas that had fallen under restrictions accounted for less than four million commuters, a figure less than 12 per cent of Lagos’ projected population of 27 million.

Also present at the event was the commissioner's executive assistant on new media and public relations, Micheal Fafore.

Watch the briefing on Legit.ng TV below

Meanwhile, a family was thrown into mourning on Thursday, February 6 in Lagos as their little child became the latest victim of the ban on Okada in Lagos.

The pupil, a girl, was killed after being hit by a stray bullet during a clash by police and Okada riders in the Iyana-Ipaja area of the state.

Recall that Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu had vowed that his government won't go back on the ban placed on okada and keke.

You can read on the experiences of Lagosians following the ban - here.

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Jerrywright Ukwu Jerrywright Ukwu is an Abuja-based senior political/defence correspondent. He is a graduate of the Nigerian Institute of Journalism, Lagos and the International Institute of Journalism in Abuja. He is also a member of the Nigeria Union of Journalists. He spends his leisure-time reading history books. He can be reached via email at jerrywright39@yahoo.com.

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