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Lagos Okada ban: FRSC, Ogun collaborate on registration of commercial motorcyclists

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Written by Maritime First

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Ogun Sector Command, says it is collaborating with the state government to ensure proper documentation of commercial motorcyclists operating in the state.

The Sector Commander of FRSC, Mr Ahmed Umar, made this known in an interview with the newsmen on Thursday in Ota, Ogun.

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Umar, spoke while reacting to the Lagos State government ban on commercial motorcyclists popularly known as Okada, in six local government areas of the state, which took effect on June 1.

The sector commander, however, noted that there could be an influx of commercial motorcyclists into the state following the ban.

Umar said the command is working in collaboration with the State Ministry of Transportation, to ensure proper registration of Okada riders in the state to know their identities towards checking criminal activities.

“The documentation of commercial motorcyclists is necessary to ascertain their nationality.

“Anybody who cannot provide a guarantor with integrity is not fit or worthy to be a commercial motorcyclist in the state,” he said.

The sector commander said that the FRSC would also ensure that their motorcycles are properly registered in line with extant laws in the state.

Umar added that FRSC would also put some form of identity on commercial motorcyclists in a way of a jacket for easy identification.

“We are even planning it in such a way that the jacket of commercial motorcyclists in Abeokuta will be different from the one in Sango-Ota or other areas,” he said.

Umar implored Okada riders operating in the state to be careful, good citizens, and law-abiding.


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