Lagos State Bans Ride-hailing Start-ups From Major Roads

Lagos State Government has placed a ban on ride-hailing start-ups like Gokada, MAX.ng, ORide, others from February 1, 2020

After weeks of speculations, the Lagos State Government has officially announced the ban of all forms of motorcycles and tricycles in the major parts of the State.
According to the report, Lagos State Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Gbenga Omotoso, confirmed the news.

“After consultations with the stakeholders, the state security council, in compliance with the extant transport sector reform laws 2018 has decided to commence enforcement of the law which bans motorcycles and tricycles,” says Omotoso.

The commissioner stated that the ban will take effect from February 1, 2020. These are the Local Government Areas and Local Council Development Areas the ban will affect:

  1. Apapa

2. Apapa-Iganmu

3. Yaba

4. Lagos Mainland

5. Surulere

6. Itire-Ikate

7. Coker-Aguda

8. Ikeja

9. Onigbongbo

10. Ojodu

11. Eti-Osa

12. Ikoyi-Obalende

13. Lagos Island

14. Lagos Island LCDA

The Lagos state government previously placed a ban on motorcycles and tricycle also known as Okada and Keke from major roads, highways, and bridges in various local government areas of the state.

This was disclosed in a restriction order sent to Channels TV on Monday. The order which reads “Lagos Govt Has Banned Okada and Keke Marwa From Plying The Roads … Be Warned’, also listed highways and bridges as routes where motorcycles and tricycles movement were restricted.

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