Oyo extends deadline for painting of okadas, tricycles

Okada riders and commercial tricyclists in Oyo state have been given two more weeks by the state government to comply with the order to paint their vehicles in chocolate brown and yellow colours.

Chairman Oyo State Road Transport Management Authority, OYRTMA, Dr. Akin Fagbemi announced this on Tuesday while speaking with newsmen in Ibadan, the Oyo state capital.

Fagbemi said the State Government has considered the pleas from commercial operators on their inability to meet up with the initial deadline of March 16, 2020.

He said the deadline has been extended by an additional two-weeks, which would elapse on 1 April, 2020.

He said the extension became necessary as a result of the 75 per cent compliance recorded in the past two weeks.

Fagbemi urged the operators to take advantage of government’s magnanimity in subsidising the cost of painting, which goes for N1000 when done at the agency, as against higher price charged by private painters.

He said, “After this period of extension elapses, defaulters would be severely dealt with according to the dictate of the law governing public transportation in the State”

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