Rivers bans night operations of commercial motorcycles

The Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has banned the operation of commercial motorcyclists, popularly called ‘Okada’ between 5 p.m. and 8 a.m. daily in four local government areas of the state for security reasons.

The ban takes effect on Sunday, February 14.

The four local government areas include: Abua/Odual, Ahoada East, Ahoada West and Ogba/Egbema /Ndoni (ONELGA).

A statement by Simeon Nwakaudu, Special Assistant to the Rivers State Governor on Electronic Media, said that the stipulated ban on the operation of ‘Okada’ in these local government areas is indefinite.

Governor Wike has directed security agencies to enforce the ban.

The governor regrets any inconveniences the ban will cause residents, businesses and commercial motorcyclists in these local government areas.

He, however, called on all stakeholders in the mentioned local government areas to cooperate with the state government and security agencies to improve the security situation in their communities.

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