Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has insisted that his “Greater Lagos” administration will not reverse the decision of banning Okada (motorcycles) and Keke (Tricycles) in Lagos State, Nigeria’s commercial city.
YaahooJournalist reports that Governor Sanwo-Olu made the decision on Okada ban known during the launch of eight locally manufactured speed boats of Lagferry, a Lagos State ferry services, in Badore Ferry Terminal Ajah.
The Lagos State Governor maintained that Keke and Okada were banned mainly for security reasons and his administration would ensure that the lives of the people in Lagos are secure.
His words: “Let me tell you about the ban which we just enforced. We will sustain the ban on Okada and tricycles, mainly because of security and safety reasons.
“The security and safety of citizens are paramount to any government. As a responsible government, we will not fold our arms and allow any security breach in the state.
“We will continue to ensure the safety of our people on all fronts. There have been reports of serious security breaches and safety concerns in areas where these operators ply. We had to respond to these concerns because of life and safety matters to this government,” Sanwo-Olu opined.
YaahooJournalist recalls that with effect from February 1, the Lagos State banned the operations of Okada and Keke in six local governments, nine local council development areas, 10 major highways and 40 bridges in the State.