The Lagos State Government has revealed it is set to launch mini buses to phase out commercial motorcycles and tricycles, popularly known as Okada and Keke Marwa.
The planned action by the state government was revealed by Lagos state Commissioner of Transportation, Frederick Oladeinde in a webinar, Nairametrics gathered.
Oladeinde said, “We got a private investor to set up a plant. They’ve started manufacturing some of the buses here. We have another investor that is coming and this government has invested in about 2,000 last-mile buses and we are ramping it up to 5,000 in 2021.”
“The Last Mile will take the place of Okadas and tricycles, it will take you into the inner community and into the inner roads, and these are what we call the local government roads. So we are launching a set of buses in the next one month,” the commissioner added.