Osun Government Cautions Okada Riders

Date Posted: September 29, 2017 at 6:39 am

The Government of the State of Osun has warned those miscreants among the Okada riders in the State who engage in unruly and provocative behaviours to desist from such acts or face the wrath of the law.

The Commissioner for Works and Transport, Engr. Kazeem Salami gave this warning during a crucial meeting with Okada riders’ representative on the recent face-off between Osun Traffic Marshals and Okada riders in the State.

According to him, the present administration led by Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola recognises the simple fact that, a lot of people derive their means of livelihood from the proceeds of Okada riding, hence would not do anything that would deprive them of this right. However, the Okada riders must behave within the ambits of the law.

The Commissioner stressed that, the O’TRAM was established by the State government in order to control traffic, enforce law and to bring sanity to our roads. While decrying the bad attitudes of some Okada riders who are bent on tarnishing the image of the government, Engr. Salami said such behaviours would not be tolerated.

Engr. Salami posited that, Okada riders should be law abiding and avoid driving against the free flow of traffic and that they should report any of their officials who attempt to extort money from them to the appropriate quarters.

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