- Lagos state government is set to roll out minibuses soon
- This will help the government in phasing out Okada and tricycles
- Going further, the state also lamented the frequent clashes between Okada riders and law enforcement officers
Very soon, Lagosians might not be able to enjoy the use of motorcycles and tricycles (keke) in the state.
This follows the plan of the government to ban them over security concerns, Punch reports.
This was contained in a communiqué issued after a stakeholders’ meeting on Monday, May 10, at the Adeyemi Bero Auditorium, Alausa Secretariat, Ikeja.
Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu was quoted to have lamented the violence being perpetrated by okada riders who are fond of confronting law enforcement agencies.
The governor said:
“Based on all that we have seen and experienced in the past couple of weeks, as well as the increasing threat posed by the activities of commercial motorcycle operators to the safety and security of lives, we will be announcing further changes to the parameters of motorcycle and tricycle operations in the state in the coming days. No society can make progress amid such a haughty display of lawlessness and criminality."
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that a Nigerian lady with the Twitter handle @Tutsy22 has got people on the social media platform talking after sharing photo of a black and yellow tricycle seen on Scotland street.
The yellow colour of the tricycle gave it resemblance with the ones used for transport in Lagos state.
Sharing the photo, @Tutsy22 wrote:
"Ahhh! You people have imported keke to Scotland."
In another report, Legit.ng reported that deputy commissioner of police Abba Kyari caused quite a stir on social media after photos of him riding a motorcycle emerged online.
In the photos that were posted on Facebook by his younger brother Muhammed Kyari, the police officer could be seen riding a motorcycle on two different occasions.
In one of the photos, he is seen alone on a bike. The other photo shows him giving another man a ride. The police officer shared the photos on his page and Facebook users flooded his comment section with positive reactions.