ORide, Gokada banned as Lagos clamps down on motorcycles

ORide, Gokada banned as Lagos clamps down on motorcycles

The Lagos state government says it will implement the ban on okada and tricycle in 15 local councils from February 1.

Gbenga Omotoso, commissioner for information and strategy, announced this at a press conference in Lagos on Monday.

He said the decision was made after a review of casualties.

“After a robust assessment of the debate on what has been widely referred to as the motorcycle (okada) and tricycle (Keke Marwa) Menace, the Lagos State Government and the State Security Council have decided that the security and safety of lives of Lagosians are paramount,” he said.

“The figures are scary. From 2016 to 2019, there were over 10,000 accidents recorded at the General Hospitals alone. This number excludes unreported cases and those recorded by other hospitals. The total number of deaths from reported cases is over 600 as at date.”

Asked if ORide and Gokada, motorbike hailing services, would be affected by the ban, Omotosho said all forms of commercial motorcyles.

Here’s a list of the places that commercial motorcyles and tricycles have been banned from:


Apapa LGA
Apapa Iganmu LCDA
Lagos Mainland LG
Surulere LG
Itire-Ikate and Coker-Aguda LCDAs
Ikeja LGA
Onigbongbo and Ojodu LCDAs
Eti-Osa LGA
Iru/Victoria Island LCDAs
Lagos Island LGA
Lagos Island East LCDA

Lagos-Ibadan Expressway
Apapa-Oshodi Expressway
Oworonshoki-Oshodi Expressway
Lagos-Ikorodu Expressway
Lagos-Abeokuta Expressway
Third Mainland Bridge
Eti-Osa/Lekki-Epe Expressway
Lagos-Badagry Expressway
Funsho Williams Avenue
Agege Motor Road
Eti-Osa Lekki Coastal Road

Iyana- Ipaja Bridge Agege
Dopemu Bridge Agege
Airport/Ikeja Bridge
Agege Motor road/oshodi Loop, Oshodi
Mushin/Isolo Link Bridge
Dorman Long Bridge
Ojuelegba Bridge
National Stadium Flyover
Apapa-Iganmu Bridge
Apapa-Ijora Link Bridge
Liverpool Bridge, Apapa
Mile 2 Bridge-Loop, Amuwo-Odofin
Okota (cele)/Ijesha Link Bridge
Apakun/Apapa-Oshodi Bridge Network
Ikorodu Road/Anthony Clover leaf Bridge
Trade Fair Flyover Bridge
Trade Fair Flyover Bridge
Festac/Amuwo-Odofin Link Bridge
2 Flyover Bridges along Alhaji Masha Road
Ojota Clover leaf Bridge
Ogudu Bridge
3rd Mainland Bridge
Maryland flyover
Ikeja General Hospital Flyover Bridge
Kodesoh Bridge, Oba Akran, Ikeja
Opebi Link Bridge
Sheraton-Opebi Bridge
Jibowu/Yaba flyover Bridge
Carter Bridge, Lagos
Bariga-Ifako Bridge
Apapa-Oshodi Expressway/Alapere Bridge
Bariga/Oworonsoki Bridge
Apapa-Oshodi Expressway/Gbagada U-Turn
Apapa-Oshodi Expressway/3rd Mainland Bridge
3rd Mainland/Oworonsoki Bridge
Eko Bridge
Apongbon flyover Bridge
Cowry Bridge (Officers Mess)
Mcwen Bridge (Bonny Camp)
Marina/Ikoyi Bridge
Ikoyi/Obalende Bridge


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