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Ondo commences registration of commercial motorcycles

Commercial Motorcycles popularly called Okada

The Ondo state government has commenced registration of commercial motorcycles popularly called Okada in all the eighteen council areas, as part of measures to further strengthen the security of lives and property of residents, in the state.

The Senior Special Assistant to Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu on strategy and special duties, Dr Doyin Odebowale announced this in Akure.

Dr Odebowale emphasized the need for a new registration after the one started in 2018 based on the need to address the influx of motorcyclists into the state and as well check the rate of crime allegedly perpetrated on a daily basis by okada riders.

He explained that the biometric registration would cover the use of jackets, tickets and color codes for each senatorial district for proper identification at the cost of N2500.

Dr Odebowale also added that all motorcycles without number plates would be impounded.

Reporting by Isaac Afolabi; Editing by Abdullahi Lamino