Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Ogun bans okada riders from carrying two passengers

The Ogun State House of Assembly has banned commercial motorcyclists popularly known as ‘Okada’ in the state from carrying more than one passenger at a time.

This was contained in a resolution which the lawmakers passed yesterday during plenary.

The lawmakers, through their resolution, called on the state government to urgently check the excesses of okada riders to stem rising cases of road crashes.

The resolution also seeks to ensure okada riders comply strictly to road traffic laws and regulations, towards curbing overloading and reckless driving to protect commuters and other road users.

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