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#OkadaBan: How Lagosians Are Reacting To The Motorcycle & Tricycle Ban



The Lagos State government recently announced the decision to ban motorcycles and tricycles, popularly known as Okada and Keke Marwa respectively, from plying major highways and selected roads in 15 local councils of the state.

The new law, which took full effect on Saturday, February 1 is already taking its toll on Lagosians because many have taken to Twitter to air their displeasure. Following the ban, some residents were stranded at bus-stops on Monday, February 3, others resorted to trekking several kilometers to their destinations while horses were also seen on the road.

According to TVC News, some tricycle operators and motorcycle riders had reportedly gathered at the Ijora causeway axis of Apapa road, setting bonfires to protest the restriction order by the state government on them. The police reportedly tried to stop the protest and this led to a clash between the parties.

Check out their reactions below:



  1. Oguntola Olawale

    February 3, 2020 at 9:13 pm

    Okada and Tricycle ban? mehn!!!, I love Sanwolu. Thinking of the menace these okadas and Tricycles cause on the street, I will like to give a bow to Mr.Governor. That’s a job well-done man.

  2. Christopher Lucy

    February 4, 2020 at 5:23 am

    For some reason transport planners and government officials are anti alternative transport?????️

  3. by_stander

    February 4, 2020 at 9:20 am

    I feel It’s important to add this comment, for those that have eyes to see.

    Dear Federal Government,
    CC: DSS

    I don’t know about you guys, but i think if someone is going to make a case for State Police that you don’t want to happen this looks exactly how it could be done, shocking anti-people policies that eventually leads to insecurity in a state.

    Just saying this sudden Okada Ban looks more than meets the eye. rent-seeking is a drug that drives people to do stupid and unthinkable things.

    Federal Government needs to recognize that rent-seeking is a national security problem that stagnates Nigeria, leads to all sorts of things, and the culprits are usually rent-seeking Lawyers and Accountants.

    You now also have the racist and tribal bigots telling Nigerians to go back to their part of the country where they came from. Those sort of things should be irritating to hear as a Nigerian.

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