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28 Jan 2020 | 03:14 PM UTC

Nigeria: Ban on commercial motorcycles in Lagos to take effect February 1

Authorities announce city-wide ban on commercial motorcycles in Lagos to take effect on February 1; increased traffic congestion expected



On Monday, January 27, authorities announced that a ban on commercial motorbikes throughout most of Lagos (Lagos state) would take effect on Saturday, February 1. Officials cited the need to reduce overcrowding and the toll of fatal accidents in the city. 

As such, increased congestion on public transportation and increased car traffic in the city are to be anticipated.


Individuals in Lagos are advised to monitor developments to the situation, prepare for additional traffic disruptions, and adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities.