By: Joshua Adinoyi
Abia State Governor, 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.
Dr. Otti in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Kazie Uko, noted that effective from Monday, 14th August 2023, any motorcycle seen on the streets of Umuahia and Aba Townships being used for commercial purpose will be impounded by security agencies.
Though, the reason for the ban was not mentioned, but the statement revealed that security agencies in the State have been directed to arrest any individual caught violating the order for possible prosecution as the directive takes immediate effect.
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