Lagos State Government has placed a ban on the activities of commercial motorcycles popularly called Okada and tricycles in some local government areas in the state.
The ban also includes Opay and Gokada operators.
Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Gbenga Omotoso, said on Monday that the decision was taken after a robust assessment of the debate on the rate of accidents in Lagos.
Mr Omotoso said the government would enforce the ban on motorcycles and tricycles in six local government areas, as well as major highways and bridges from February 1.
The figures are scary. From 2016 to 2019, there were over 10,000 accidents recorded at the General Hospitals alone,” he said in a statement.
“This number excludes unreported cases and those recorded by other hospitals. The total number of deaths from reported cases is over 600 as at date.
See full list of the affected areas below:
LGs and Local Council Development Areas (LCDAs)
Apapa LG and Apapa Iganmu LCDA
Lagos Mainland LG and Yaba LCDA
Surulere LG, Itire-Ikate and Coker-Aguda LCDAs
Ikeja LG, Onigbongbo and Ojodu LCDAs
Eti-Osa LG, Ikoyi-Obalende and Iru/Victoria Island LCDAs
Lagos Island LG and Lagos Island East LCDA
Funsho Williams Avenue
Agege Motor Road
Eti-Osa Lekki Coastal Road
Iyana- Ipaja Bridge Agege
Dopemu Bridge Agege
Agege Motor road/Oshodi Loop, Oshodi
Mushin/Isolo Link Bridge
Dorman Long Bridge
National Stadium Flyover
Apapa-Ijora Link Bridge
Liverpool Bridge, Apapa
Mile 2 Bridge-Loop, Amuwo-Odofin
Okota (cele)/Ijesha Link Bridge
Apakun/Apapa-Oshodi Bridge Network
Ikorodu Road/Anthony Clover leaf Bridge
Trade Fair Flyover Bridge
Festac/Amuwo-Odofin Link Bridge
2 Flyover Bridges along Alhaji Masha Road
Ojota Clover leaf Bridge
3rd Mainland Bridge
Ikeja General Hospital Flyover Bridge
Kodesoh Bridge, Oba Akran, Ikeja
Opebi Link Bridge
Jibowu/Yaba flyover Bridge
Carter Bridge, Lagos
Apapa-Oshodi Expressway/Alapere Bridge
Apapa-Oshodi Expressway/Gbagada U-Turn
3rd Mainland/Oworonsoki Bridge
Apongbon flyover Bridge
Cowry Bridge (Officers Mess)
Mcwen Bridge (Bonny Camp)