The ax falls! Lagos officially bans Okada & Keke operators in 15 LGAs/LCDAs


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The Lagos govt has finally banned Okada and Keke riders from using some listed routes. Enforcement will begin February 1,2020.

In a move that has sent shock waves across the state, the Lagos State Government has finally banned commercial tricycle and motorcycle operators in 15 local government areas of the state.


The ban of tricycle and motorcycle operators in some LGAs in Lagos state has now been made official

This official ban is coming after a list of restricted Okada& Keke routes circulated on social media last week, and which the government came out to denounce, saying the list is false.

Naijauto is informing you that the ban is now official. Here are the local governments affected by the restriction order:

  •  Apapa Iganmu LCDA
  • Apapa LG
  •  Lagos Mainland LG
  • Surulere LG
  • Yaba LCDA
  •  Itire-Ikate, LCDA
  • Ikeja LG
  • Coker-Aguda LCDA
  •  Onigbongbo LCDA
  • Eti-Osa LG
  •  Ojodu LCDAs
  •  Ikoyi-Obalende LCDA
  •  Lagos Island LG
  •  Iru/Victoria Island LCDAs
  •  Lagos Island East LCDA

The Lagos State Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Hon. Gbenga Omotoso, who disclosed this through a written statement stated that the Lagos government and state security council assessed the Okada&Keke menace and came to the decision to put the safety and security of all Lagosians first.

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He said,

The figures are scary. From 2016 to 2019, there were over 10,000 accidents recorded at the General Hospitals alone. 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.

The rate of crimes aided by Motorcycles (Okada) and Tricycles (Keke) keeps rising. Motorcycles (Okada) and Tricycles (Keke) are also used as getaway means by criminals.

Therefore, after consultations with stakeholders, the State Security Council, in compliance with the extant Transport Sector Reform Law 2018, has decided to commence enforcement of the law which bans the operation of Motorcycles (Okada) and Tricycles (Keke) in the following Local Governments (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,

The enforcement of the ban has already been slated to begin on Saturday, February 1.


The Lagos State Government will begin enforcement of the ban on Saturday, February 1, 2020

The commissioner pointed out that this restriction order was the first stage of the administration's plan to clear the roads and protect residents from the negative consequences of illegal means of transportation.

He added,

The Law is very clear. Motorcycles (Okada) and Tricycles (Keke) are banned on all highways, bridges and the listed roads

See the list of the major highways and bridges Okada and Keke riders we're banned from plying.

  • Lagos-Ibadan Expressway
  •  Oworonshoki-Oshodi Expressway
  •  Apapa-Oshodi Expressway
  •  Lagos-Ikorodu Expressway
  • Eti-Osa/Lekki-Epe Expressway
  •  Lagos-Abeokuta Expressway
  • Lagos-Badagry Expressway
  • Agege Motor Road
  • Funsho Williams Avenue
  •  Eti-Osa Lekki Coastal Road


  •  Iyana- Ipaja Bridge Agege
  •  Airport/Ikeja Bridge
  •  Dopemu Bridge Agege
  •  Agege Motor road/oshodi Loop, Oshodi
  •  Dorman Long Bridge
  • Mushin/Isolo Link Bridge
  • Ojuelegba Bridge
  • Apapa-Iganmu Bridge
  • National Stadium Flyover
  •  Apapa-Ijora Link Bridge
  •  Mile 2 Bridge-Loop, Amuwo-Odofin
  •  Liverpool Bridge, Apapa
  •  Okota (cele)/Ijesha Link Bridge
  • Ikorodu Road/Anthony Clover leaf Bridge
  • Apakun/Apapa-Oshodi Bridge Network
  • Trade Fair Flyover Bridge
  • 2 Flyover Bridges along Alhaji Masha Road
  • Festac/Amuwo-Odofin Link Bridge
  •  Ogudu Bridge
  • Ojota Cloverleaf Bridge
  •  3rd Mainland Bridge
  •  Ikeja General Hospital Flyover Bridge
  •  Kodesoh Bridge, Oba Akran, Ikeja
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  • Opebi Link Bridge
  • Jibowu/Yaba flyover Bridge
  • Sheraton-Opebi Bridge
  • Carter Bridge, Lagos
  • Apapa-Oshodi Expressway/Alapere Bridge
  • Bariga-Ifako Bridge
  • Bariga/Oworonsoki Bridge
  • Apapa-Oshodi Expressway
  • Apapa-Oshodi Expressway/Gbagada U-Turn
  • 3rd Mainland/Oworonsoki Bridge
  • Apongbon flyover Bridge
  • Eko Bridge
  • Cowry Bridge (Officers Mess)
  • Marina/Ikoyi Bridge
  • Mcwen Bridge (Bonny Camp)
  • Ikoyi/Obalende Bridge

From February 1, 2020, Tricycle and motorcycle riders won't be using the listed routes as enforcement agents will be on duty.

Omotoso said,

Members of the public are hereby notified that all offenders and violators will be dealt with in accordance with the Law

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