Ondo gov restricts operation of Motorcycles

By Josephine Adegbe

Ondo State Governor, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu has restricted the operation of commercial motorcycles popularly known as Okada in the state.

In a statement on Friday in Akure, Commissioner for Information and Orientation, Donald Ojogo noted that the restriction is to curtail the high rate of crime and other nefarious activities in the state.

He however, disclosed that commercial motorcycles are to operate within the hours of 6 am and 6 pm across the state, adding that any operators found culpable shall have his motorcycle impounded.

The commissioner further informed that the governor has also banned vehicles with unauthorized use of tinted glasses in order to reduce the spike in kidnappings, killings, and robberies across the state.

The commissioner said that vehicles with tainted glasses without a duly certified permit issued by a relevant security agency shall be impounded.

Ojogo, therefore, said the governor urges all security agencies to come out and confront the high rate of crime and criminality in the state. He also urged residents of the state to provide useful information about crime, criminal elements, and activities in their immediate environment.


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