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Abia State Government Places Ban on Commercial Motorcyclist

The Abia State Government has banned the operation of commercial motorcyclists otherwise known as Okada riders within the state capital, Umuahia and the commercial city of Aba.

From today, Monday 14th August, 2023 any person caught using Okada for such purposes will be arrested and the motorcycle impounded by security agencies.

The statement by the Chief Press Secretary, Kazie Uko is as follows;

GOVERNMENT OF ABIA STATE

BAN ON THE OPERATION OF COMMERCIAL MOTORCYCLISTS, OKADA

The Governor of Abia State, Dr. Alex Otti, OFR, has directed the immediate ban on the operation of commercial motorcyclists, otherwise known as Okada, within Umuahia, the State capital, and Aba Metropolis.

Effective Monday, August 14, 2023, any motorcycle seen on the streets of Umuahia and Aba townships being used for such purpose will be impounded by the security agencies.

Also, security agencies have been directed to arrest any individual caught violating this order, for possible prosecution.

This directive takes immediate effect.

SIGNED

Kazie Uko

Chief Press Secretary to the Governor

Abia State

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