The Commissioner for Information and Strategy in the state, Gbenga Omotosho, has noted that
“noted that the areas with the highest figures of fatalities were areas dominated by a large population of poor
” it is unfortunate that … the rate at which people are dying; the rate at which people are being robbed on the roads; the police are worried, everybody is worried.”
He made the comments a day after the government announced that it would enforce the ban on motorcycles and tricycles (also known as keke) on major roads and bridges on February 1.
Omotosho explained that the State Security Council took the decision after a robust assessment of the debate on the rate of accidents in the state.
According to him, the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH) recorded about 104,000 accident cases involving the common Lagosians with broken arms and legs.
The commissioner stressed that a large number of those he called the poor people have asked the government to ban okada.