The Lagos State Government has announced that it would launch buses to replace motorcycles popularly known as Okada and tricycles known as Keke to ply inner roads in the state.
Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu stated this during a security stakeholder’s town hall meeting in Ikeja, adding that over 500 minibusses would be deployed next week.
He said the move is to alleviate the pain residents of the state go through following the restriction of motorcycle and tricycle operations.
The governor said his administration would relaunch the State Residents Card very soon, to ensure that the database of Lagos residents is kept up to date.
According to him, the database will form a critical part of the state’s security architecture, noting that it will ensure that the government knows who is who, at any point in time.
On cultism-related activities, Sanwo-Olu recalled that he “recently signed into law the Prohibition of Unlawful Societies and Cultism Act of 2021.”
He said the move was necessitated by the fact that criminal gangs have been unleashing violence and causing mayhem in and around the state.