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LAGOS STATE TO BAN OKADA AND TRICYCLES(KEKE) AGAIN

by Ayomide Victor

The Lagos State Government has made plans to ban the use of motorcycles and tricycles (keke) in the state, citing security concerns.

The state encouraged inhabitants to get to access agriculture and empowerment programmes of the state.

This was contained in a report gave after a gathering on Monday at the Adeyemi Bero Auditorium, Alausa Secretariat, Ikeja.

In attendance, was Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, the Speaker of the House of Assembly, Mudashiru Obasa; the Chief Judge, Kazeem Alogba; the Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu, traditional and religious leaders and members of the civil society, among others.

The Governor said the lawlessness daily witnessed from the confrontation between commercial motorcyclists and law enforcement agencies required urgent action.

“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,” he added.

Sanwo-Olu said from one week from now, the state would introduce the First and Last Mile transports one week from now, which would take the routes the motorcycles were plying.

The state Commissioner of Police, Odumosu, raised the caution over rising security penetrates from the danger of okada operation in the state.

He said among January and early this month, 320 commercial motorcycles were seized in 218 instances of criminal occasion in which 78 suspects were confined and 480 ammunition recovered.

In a similar period, the Lagos police boss said Okada represented 83% of 385 instances of avoidable lethal vehicular accidents in Lagos.

Toward the finish of the gathering, a 12-point goal was reached, among which was a prohibition on Okada “as a method of transportation in the state.”

It was likewise expressed that stakeholders concurred that the state government should take over deserted and uncompleted buildings in the state and take responsibility for deserted vehicles everywhere in Lagos.

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