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Okada Ban: Protest rocks Iyana Ipaja area of Lagos State

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Protest has erupted in Iyana Ipaja Area of Lagos State on Wednesday following the ban imposed on motorcycle (Okada) and tricycle (Keke) operators in the state.

The protesters also blocked roads, lighted bonfires and disrupted business in the areas.

The Lagos State Government had on January 26 announced that it would commence the enforcement of the extant Transport Sector Reform Law 2018 from February 1. The law banned the operation of motorcycles, popularly known as Okada, and Tricycles in some Local Government Areas and Local Council Development Areas.

They include Apapa LGA, Apapa Iganmu LCDA, Lagos Mainland LG, Yaba LCDA, Surulere LGA, Itire-Ikate and Coker-Aguda LCDAs and Ikeja LGA. Others are Onigbongbo and Ojodu LCDAs, Eti-Osa LGA, Ikoyi-Obalende and Iru/Victoria Island LCDAs, Lagos Island LGA and Lagos Island East LCDA.

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