Just In: “My Administration Has No Plan To Ban ‘Okada’ -Oyo Gov. Seyi Makinde

The Governor of Oyo State, Seyi Makinde says his administration has no plan to ban commercial motocyclists in the state.

He spoke Friday during the inauguration of newly constructed commercial motocyclist and tricycle loading points in Ibadan.

He said his administration would re-organise and coordinate the operations of okada/tricycle riders to conform with modern ways of doing transport business.

The governor maintained that when properly organised, it would be easy to differentiate individuals doing other businesses from commercial motorcycle and tricycle business operators.

He said the loading points would facilitate easy transportation of residents in the state capital.

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Makinde said that the loading points were designed as a pilot scheme, saying that if the units were used judiciously, the initiative would be replicated throughout the state.

He also enjoined keke and okada riders to avoid using motorcycles and tricycles to commit crimes.

“We also want you to be coordinated and organised. I already told the people in charge to install solar lights here so that you can all do your businesses comfortably at night.

“We have security challenges and I must say that okada and tricycle operators have to help the government.

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“When you are organised, you can fish out those who are using Okada and tricycles to commit crimes and hand them over to the law enforcement agencies,” the governor said.

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