The Lagos State Government on Monday, January 27th banned tricycles and motorcycles from plying major roads and bridges in some selected local governments in the state.
Reason behind this has been stated to be to help reduce accidents on highways in the state.
While residents have since given mixed reactions to the decision, with many unhappy about the ban on the easiest means of transportation in a city on an everyday lockdown, the state government has stuck to its guns, insisting it is for the greater good of the state.
Although, the official date for the commencement of the ban is Saturday, February 1st, ride-hailing companies, who are also affected by the ban are beginning to comply.
Eyewitness reports suggest that ride-hailing company, ORide bikers have started to comply with the new standard, despite some hours remaining to the official commencement of the ban.
Meanwhile, Gokada riders also took the bull by its horn when they visited the Lagos State House of Assembly to express their feelings about the decision. Worried as to the situation it may put them in economically, the riders are calling for a reversal of the decision by the state government.
Also, Max Okada officials also met with the Lagos State government on Friday, as they called for the decision to be turned around.
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In a report that went out on Friday also, the Lagos State Government added that another reason it took the decision is for the benefit of its teeming youth who have left normal jobs like tailoring, bricklaying, printing, painting and others.