Lagos state government has officially banned motorcycles and tricycles in most parts of the state effective from February 1, 2020.
Gbenga Omotoso, the State’s Commissioner for information and strategy said:
“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 in the following Local Government and Local Council Development Areas.
Apapa, Apapa-Iganmu, Yaba, Lagos Mainland, Surulere, Itire-Ikate, Coker-Aguda, Ikeja, Onigbongbo, Ojodu, Eti-Osa, Ikoyi-Obalende, Lagos Island, Lagos Island LCDA. The full enforcement begins on February 1, 2020”
How Will Residents Commute With The New Ban?
The Lagos state government says that it will roll out buses for the areas where motorcycles have been banned, with assurances that these areas will be “adequately covered”.