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List Of States Where Okada And Keke Are Banned Or Restricted by naptu2: 9:45am On Feb 06
Motorcycle taxis did not exist in Lagos before 1994. Lagosians heard about their existence in other states (mainly the northern states) and often laughed at those states because they believed that those states were backward.

Commercial motorcycles suddenly bust onto the scene in the mid-1990s. The authorities knew, even back then, that they were a great hazard. Governor Buba Marwa developed a plan to remove the motorcycles (nicknamed Okada after Okada Air which was believed to be able to go anywhere, even in great danger). Colonel Marwa imported auto rickshaws from India and planned to migrate the okada riders from riding motorcycles to riding rickshaws. He believed that the rickshaws were safer because they had 3 wheels (and therefore more stability) and that the riders would not be able to ride recklessly in the rickshaws. The auto rickshaws were eventually nicknamed after Governor Marwa (Keke Marwa).

The Obasanjo Administration used the auto rickshaws as a tool for poverty alleviation. They imported a lot of the rickshaws, painted them green and white and gave them to poor people on hire purchase basis. The rickshaws were known as Keke Napep, after the National Poverty Alleviation Programme (NAPEP) of the Obasanjo Administration.

There have been several restrictions and attempts to ban both Okadas and Keke Marwa in many states in Nigeria because the governments believe that they are unsafe (there have been many terrible accidents involving motorcycle taxis), the riders are unruly and because they also believe that they are being used by criminals to rob innocent citizens. Most of these bans and restrictions began in the period between 2009-2011. Here is a list of such bans.

1) Lagos State in 2011.

Lagos To Ban Okada, Fashola’s Committee Endorses Plan
https://www.nairaland.com/834773/lagos-ban-okada-fasholas-committee

Okada Are Restricted On 475 Out Of 9,100 Roads – Opeifa.
https://www.nairaland.com/1092269/okada-restricted-475-out-9100



2) Enugu State in 2012

Enugu Assembly Passes Bill Banning Okada
https://www.nairaland.com/981688/enugu-assembly-passes-bill-banning

3) Anambra State (2018)

Okada Ban In Anambra: Operators Groan As 15,000 Lose Jobs In Onitsha, Awka
https://www.nairaland.com/4520569/okada-ban-anambra-operators-groan

4) Akwa Ibom State (2011)

Ban On Okada: A-ibom Begins Purchase Of Motorcycles From Owners
https://www.nairaland.com/705511/ban-okada-a-ibom-begins-purchase


5) Kano Bans Okada (2013)
https://www.nairaland.com/1171355/kano-bans-okada

6) Seven northern states (2019). Kano, Zamfara, Sokoto, Kebbi, Katsina, Kaduna and Niger.

JUST IN: Army Bans Use Of Okada In Some States (See Why, Full List)
https://www.nairaland.com/5171146/just-army-bans-use-okada

7) Abia State (2009)

Aba Ingenuity-people’s Creativity Rebuilds Banned Okada In Aba To Tricycles
https://www.nairaland.com/361938/aba-ingenuity-peoples-creativity-rebuilds-banned


8 ) Rivers State ban on Okada (2009)

Okada Ban In Portharcourt
https://www.nairaland.com/217208/okada-ban-portharcourt

No Okada In Port Harcourt
https://www.nairaland.com/213891/no-okada-port-harcourt

9) Keke Napep ban in Port Harcourt (2013)

Rivers State Bans Keke Napep In PHC
https://www.nairaland.com/1246309/rivers-state-bans-keke-napep

10) 2016 ban on Okada in 4 LGAs OF Rivers State

Wike Bans Okada In 4 Lgas Of Orashi Region
https://www.nairaland.com/2936500/wike-bans-okada-4-lgas


11) Cross River State (2009)

Cross River State Govt Bans Okada - From Nov. 15th
https://www.nairaland.com/346457/cross-river-state-govt-bans

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Re: List Of States Where Okada And Keke Are Banned Or Restricted by Afriifa(m): 9:50am On Feb 06
The bad news is that, their level of development remains stagnated.
Despites the bans, insecurity still persist.

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Re: List Of States Where Okada And Keke Are Banned Or Restricted by valarmorghulis: 9:50am On Feb 06
tongue
una wan kill una self on Lagos matter, the govt won't reverse anything

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Re: List Of States Where Okada And Keke Are Banned Or Restricted by Citytrend: 9:55am On Feb 06
Funny enough Abia of all people was the first to even ban Okada. Worst government I have ever seen in my entire life

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Re: List Of States Where Okada And Keke Are Banned Or Restricted by JOOHEL: 9:59am On Feb 06
I have the video

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Re: List Of States Where Okada And Keke Are Banned Or Restricted by wwwihy: 10:30am On Feb 06
Include Imo
No Okada, no Keke

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Re: List Of States Where Okada And Keke Are Banned Or Restricted by Dpharisee: 10:30am On Feb 06
Igbos are the major importers of Okada but they seem to be showing solidarity with the state government because it relates to security. They also value lives like the Yorubas. Many of the undocumented riders who claim to be from the North are not even Nigerians

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Re: List Of States Where Okada And Keke Are Banned Or Restricted by RapistOnBail: 10:30am On Feb 06
undecided undecided undecided


I expect this policy to be implemented by all the state Governors. Ban these miscreants and see how the states would be near developing.....

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Re: List Of States Where Okada And Keke Are Banned Or Restricted by TissuePaper: 10:30am On Feb 06
Dammmmn Nigggaaar

I have a lot of real niggars whose only means of survival is okada ...the other day one of them was crying to me after Lagos banned okada because no food to chop and he get two children.. As a real nigga wey just collect from my client that morning I gats send am 100k to use for the meantime.

I appeal to the respective state government to create alternative jobs for all those that have been rendered jobless

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Re: List Of States Where Okada And Keke Are Banned Or Restricted by mungoparks: 10:31am On Feb 06
I no care

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Re: List Of States Where Okada And Keke Are Banned Or Restricted by IMASTEX: 10:32am On Feb 06
After banning what next?! That is what government don't care about. Those involved will neither be given loans or given car lease to continue on the business even when most were graduates. They should be ready for the fallout from those rendered homeless, foodless and all other lesssssss.

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Re: List Of States Where Okada And Keke Are Banned Or Restricted by EzeIgbo1: 10:32am On Feb 06
With all the bans carried out in other states which did not attract the crying of people it is Lagos State ban of okadas that people suddenly found their voice

The Hypocrisy is much on these streets

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Re: List Of States Where Okada And Keke Are Banned Or Restricted by waleadex(m): 10:32am On Feb 06
Hence, nothing new in the restrictions.

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Re: List Of States Where Okada And Keke Are Banned Or Restricted by DCQuest(m): 10:32am On Feb 06
cool cool

Re: List Of States Where Okada And Keke Are Banned Or Restricted by frowland(m): 10:32am On Feb 06
wwwihy:
Include Imo
No Okada, no Keke

Really,? Thought I saw keke the last time or was that those minibus I mistook for keke?
Re: List Of States Where Okada And Keke Are Banned Or Restricted by Unbiased1: 10:32am On Feb 06
wwwihy:
Include Imo
No Okada, no Keke

The ban in Imo state applies to only Owerri not nearly half of the state's local government areas and council development area like what you have in Lagos.

Citytrend:
Funny enough Abia of all people was the first to even ban Okada. Worst government I have ever seen in my entire life

Trash.

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Re: List Of States Where Okada And Keke Are Banned Or Restricted by Libkid(m): 10:32am On Feb 06
Banning okada was never the problem
The real problem was not creating an alternative in place.The last time I checked the crime rate in much of these States is still high.Our problem for this country we too dey rush decision

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Re: List Of States Where Okada And Keke Are Banned Or Restricted by Xtana: 10:33am On Feb 06
Keke is only banned on major roads in Port Harcourt.

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Re: List Of States Where Okada And Keke Are Banned Or Restricted by Rexnegro(m): 10:33am On Feb 06
okay
Re: List Of States Where Okada And Keke Are Banned Or Restricted by Muhammad2468(m): 10:33am On Feb 06
Okeke
Re: List Of States Where Okada And Keke Are Banned Or Restricted by midehi2(f): 10:33am On Feb 06
Benin city has been on such since, they have adapted to it already, so make Lagos people chill tongue

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Re: List Of States Where Okada And Keke Are Banned Or Restricted by KangaIye: 10:34am On Feb 06
I love the Ban, let them stay off the roads those guys dont consider other roads users when riding.

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Re: List Of States Where Okada And Keke Are Banned Or Restricted by shortgun(m): 10:35am On Feb 06
F.C.T too
When Buhari won in 2015, all the okada people mostly from the north where displaying with their bikes in Happiness, they claimed that APC promised to lift Okada ban in Abuja if they voted for Buhari.

They even started riding their bikes to the city centre until police and VIO taskforce started to arrest them.
That's when it became clear to them that APC have scam them.
grin grin grin grin grin

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Re: List Of States Where Okada And Keke Are Banned Or Restricted by maziokafor1(m): 10:35am On Feb 06
I no see Benin o

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Re: List Of States Where Okada And Keke Are Banned Or Restricted by Nicoddemus(m): 10:35am On Feb 06
I'm not against banning of these primitive transportation means but the problem is there's no working system and the government is not coming up with palliative measures to ameliorate the negative financial impact it has on the citizens involved in it which is as wicked as witchcraft

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Re: List Of States Where Okada And Keke Are Banned Or Restricted by Freetech: 10:35am On Feb 06
Almost all SE&SS banned the use of okada in their domain.


Surprise, that most of the people that have comment negatively about the ban in Lagos are from these states. They continue insulting Sanwo-Olu as if he owe them anything

Same people who voted against Sanwo-Olu

Does it mean they are the criminals using okada from their evil operations?

...... because I don't know why they are so much in pain since Monday.

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Re: List Of States Where Okada And Keke Are Banned Or Restricted by KangaIye: 10:35am On Feb 06
Libkid:
Banning okada was never the problem
The real problem was not creating an alternative in place.The last time I checked the crime rate in much of these States is still high.Our problem for this country we too dey rush decision



Trek or ride bicycle tongue
Re: List Of States Where Okada And Keke Are Banned Or Restricted by unikdrumz(m): 10:36am On Feb 06
Fake as Bleep. Which zamfara, which kaduna, which Niger?. OP u smoke gutter ni?
Re: List Of States Where Okada And Keke Are Banned Or Restricted by samuel19222(m): 10:36am On Feb 06
wetin man go do

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Re: List Of States Where Okada And Keke Are Banned Or Restricted by myHealer: 10:36am On Feb 06
Thank God my place no follow

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