Ogun govt. calls for caution as state experiences influx of Okada riders from Lagos
Barrister Femi Adeniyi, Chairman, Ogun Caretaker Committee on Transportationhas called for caution as commercial motorcyclists (Okada) are reported to be moving to Ogun from Lagos, due to the ban of commercial motorcycles by the Lagos Government.
Adeniyi stated this during a press conference in Abeokuta on Monday.
He explained that the state government noticed the influx of the Okada riders in the state particularly in neighbouring towns to Lagos like Alagbole Akute, Ojodu Berger, Mowe, Ibafo, even to Sagamu, Ijebu Ode, Ota and Sango .
He pleaded with citizens to be law abiding and very accommodating, saying that it was important to trend with little caution concerning this influx of okada riders.
The caretaker committee chairman stated that the influx of motorcycle riders in the state would be a means where government would generate more revenue .
“They will pay there dues to the government at the same time we need to let our people understand that it will be in bad taste if they are resisted because this will not be in consonance with freedom of movement as enshrined in the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria,” he said.
Adeniyi appealed to the Okada riders to work harmoniously with people they met on ground and to ensure they always played their obligations and work within the ambit of the law.
He added that Whosoever misbehaved would face the wrath of the law.
“We have a peaceful Ogun state and we won’t allow hooligans to take advantage because of these influx of people,” he said .