Following the ban on the operations of commercial motorcycles better known as Okada and Tricycles also known as Keke Marwa in major parts of the state, the Lagos State Government (LASG) has confirmed the ban extends to other privately run bike hailing businesses operating within the state.
According to the Lagos the State Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Mr. Gbenga Omotosho who announced the development, the ban also affects bike hailing platforms such as Gokada, Max NG, Oride among other bike delivery businesses operating along the banned routes.
Omotosho noted that the decision was reached by the government in order to protect lives and property of residents.
Recall that the government had initially announced the ban after it released a list of major highways, bridges and routes where operations of Okada and Keke Marwa were banned.
The reaction that followed the announcement made the government backtrack on its decision at the time.
However, following the conclusion at the State Security meeting which held today, Monday, January 27, 2020, the government made an official announcement that the ban takes effect from Saturday, February 1, 2020.