Lagos Okada/Keke Ban : What We know So Far
By Olamide Fadoju
The Lagos State Keke/Okada ban has come into full effect. The ban prohibits Keke /Okada in six local government areas of the State starting from the 1st of February.
As the ban enters day three, Monday, February 3rd which is the first working day since the ban is reported as a chaotic day all over Lagos as Lagosians begin to feel the full effect of the ban.
Our correspondents across Lagos report that passengers were stranded in various locations.
According to our correspondent in Ikorodu, Maureen Ogolor, there is total compliance to the ban as the Police, Lagos State Task Force and the Lagos State Neighborhood Safety Agency (LSNSA) are all on ground to ensure there were no sights of Okada/Keke.
This, however, meant there were hundreds of passengers at the bus stop in the morning with no buses to convey them to their destinations as the ratio of passengers outnumbered Buses.
Maureen also reveals that the government is to provide 14 new ferries to convey commuters from the Mainland on Tuesday as part of palliatives for the ban.
In the same vein, our correspondent Joy Kalio says that from the Lekki-Ajah expressway, the popular route looked very unusual in the early morning period.
According to her, the popular bike hailing rides which were a go-to for commuters looking to beat the traffic were nowhere to be found.
However, she disclosed that kekes and bikes that used to ply the Badore, Ajah, Ilaje axis have now moved their operations to the inner roads, staying off the major expressway.