Thursday, May 23, 2024

Osun stops fresh registration of okada riders

The Osun State Government on Tuesday suspended the  registration of new commercial motorcyclists to prevent those who have lost their means of livelihood after  Lagos  State  banned okada operators from major   roads from invading the state.

A statement by Special Adviser to  the  Governor on Works and Transport, Toke Olaniyan, said the state would soon commence  registration of motorcycle owners and riders.

The statement read,”At this moment we have issued a statement to stop further registration for fresh okada riders and operators.

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“We want all persons to be observant and vigilant. Any strange motorcycle operator should be reported immediately to  the security agencies.”

Also, the Ogun State Chairman, Committee on Transportation, Sunday Adeniyi, said the state government would take advantage of the influx of okada riders to the state.

Adeniyi however, said they would not tolerate  lawlessness.

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According to him, the Lagos ban “has taken effect on the state with the influx of okada riders to Alagbole, Akute, Ajuwon, Ojodu Berger, Mowe, Ibafo and Ogijo areas.

“We don’t want vagabonds and layabouts to take advantage of this influx to Ogun State.”

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