The Lagos State Government has made its intention known that Okada
riders will from now hence forth stop plying major roads in the State.
While speaking yesterday, the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of
Transportation, Oluseyi Coker had noted that the riders were restricted
from 475 routes out of the 9,100 roads in Lagos in 2012 but they soon
He says the fresh restriction is a renewed attempt to check their excesses.
He also frowned at the rate the riders have been flouting the traffic law
of the state, saying that government would no longer fold its hands and
allow the impunity to continue.
He further explained that the ban would benefit citizens, stating that
since it was banned in 2012 the state has witnessed over 81% reduction
in the number of motorcycle-related accidents and over 80% reduction in
motorcycle-related deaths reported at public hospitals.