In News by stephen abiodun on the 16th, July, 2020

Gov Abiodun bans okada riders in Ogun highways

Gov Abiodun bans okada riders in Ogun highways

The Governor of Ogun State, Prince Dapo Abiodun had informed industrial motorcyclists, generally known as Okada riders, to cease plying the highways henceforth.

Abiodun stated this should cease due to the inherent hazard it posed, not solely to them, but additionally to their passengers.

The Governor made this recognized whereas inaugurating the Ogun State Transport Grasp Plan Committee in his workplace at Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta, on Wednesday.

In accordance with him, industrial motorcyclists should not meant to ply the freeway, including that the aim of permitting them to function in Ogun was to function a way of transferring individuals from the inside elements of the city to the key roads.

Abiodun expressed regrets that Okada riders at the moment are plying the expressways, particularly the Lagos-Ibadan street, a improvement he described as suicidal and dangerous to each riders and passengers.

“They (okada riders) weren’t meant to ply the key roads. Worse nonetheless, they weren’t meant to ply highways. At present, you see okada on the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway. I believe that should cease,” Abiodun emphasised.

In his project to members of the Committee led by the State Commissioner for Transportation, Engr Gbenga Dairo, Abiodun stated, within the meantime, it’s essential provide you with a call on Okadas and easy methods to cease them from plying the highways. We should not see Okadas on Lagos-Ibadan expressway as a result of that is utterly unacceptable. That street was not constructed for Okadas.”

He added that his administration had no intention of taking away individuals’s sources of livelihood however “we wish to make sure that issues are higher organised.”

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