Commercial motorcyclists in Okitipupa have cautioned federal Govt against banning the use of motorcycle for commercial purpose across Nigeria.
Written by awawa on August 3, 2022
Commercial motorcyclists who ply Okitipupa routes have expressed their displeasure over federal government’s proposed ban on commercial motorcycle activities in Nigeria.
The motorcyclists popularly called Okada riders who spoke with Awawa FM at their park cautioned government not to execute the ban , noting that such step will further worsen the insecurity in the country and Okitipupa in particular.
An executive of the commercial riders association , Comrade Femi Adeduro advised govt to seek a more proactive approach to tackling the menace of terrorism and banditry as he stressed that it is insensitive on the part of govt to think of halting innocent Nigerians’ means of economic survival .
He said govt should put on its thinking cap and rouse the security structure of Nigeria , adding that banning Okada transport will create havoc for the passengers who will have to treck distances that cars cannot cover on one hand, and will jack up the already soaring joblessness that has created harsh reality for a good number of Nigerians .
Other members of the association across their parks in Okitipupa agreed that rather than end insecurity, banning the riders activity will increase crime rate.
It will be recalled that Federal govt through the Attorney General and Minister of Justice , Abubakar Malami , SAN had announced in July that government would consider a ban on Okada riders activities as part of strategy to curb terrorists’ activities in Nigeria.