Ondo Government Suspends Commercial Motorcycle Operations

Channels Television  
Updated July 24, 2015

OndoThe Ondo State Government has ordered the suspension of commercial motorcycle (Okada) operations in Akure metropolis effective from 12 midnight on Friday, July 24, 2015.

This is as a result of the protest by commercial motorcyclists in the city on Thursday, which led to the vandalisation of government property and unwarranted harassment of government officials by the protesters.

According to a press statement made available to newsmen by the Secretary to the State Government, Dr. Aderotimi Adelola, government is also suspending ticketing activities of commercial motorcycle operators across the state.

Government, in making these decisions, noted that the brigandage and destruction by the commercial motorcycle operators was against registration and identification, which is a must for monitoring, management and security purposes.

However, to get to the root of the protest, government has set up an investigative panel.

Effective from 12 midnight on Friday, any unregistered commercial motorcycle (Okada) would be impounded.