Niger State government has reiterated commitment to enforce the ban on commercial motorcyclists.
A statement by the commissioner of Information Culture and Tourism, Mr Jonathan Vatsa yesterday stated that “This is to remind members of the general public that the ban on the use of motorcycles either for private or commercial purpose is still enforce in Minna, the state capital and major towns of the state.
“Towards this end, the order will be strictly enforced between 6 pm and 6 am each day beginning from today, August 8, 2016. The Executive Members of the Association of Commercial Motorcycle Riders of Nigeria (ACOMORAN) are to take note of this development and caution their members against violation,” he stated.
“Any person or group of persons caught contravening the order will be dealt with accordingly as the law enforcement agents have been put on the alert to deal with offenders,” he added.
It was observed that the law banning okada was relax since the beginning of the government of Alhaji Abubakar Sani Bello while a member of the state assembly representing Bosso constituency, Hon Malik Madaki Bosso moved a motion to lift the ban.
The motion was neither disregarded nor implemented to its full provision but following the use of okada at the weekend to kill two policemen and other crimes coming up the government has decided to enforce the law once again.