*PRESS RELEASE : OSUN GOVERNMENT ORDERS FRESH REVALIDATION EXERCISE FOR BIKE OPERATORS, ASSURES RESIDENTS OF THEIR SECURITY AND SAFETY.*
The government of the State of Osun under the leadership of His Excellency, Governor Gboyega Oyetola has assured operators & registered bike operators, residents and the entire citizens of the state to allay their fears on any invasion of the State by unlicenced, unregistered and unrecognized Okada riders from neighboring States especially Lagos as a result of the recent restriction order placed on them in 15 LGAs and LCDAs in Lagos.
In a statement issued and signed by the Special Adviser to the State Governor on Works and Transport, Engr Toke Olaniyan, we are in constant touch with ACOMORAN and other associations concerned with intracity transportation in the state, and in order to ensure proper screening of all operators to ensure proper scrutiny of all operators to provide adequate measures for security and safety of residents, we are going to embark on a revalidation exercise which will involve registration of owners and riders.
At this moment, we have issued a statement to stop further registration for fresh Okada riders and operators.
So also, we are more concerned about the safety and security of our people, as such we want all persons to be observant and vigilant in their movement and any strange bike operators should be reported immediately to security agencies.
Personal Assistant On Media Matters ,
S. A On Works and Transport
State of Osun.
04 / 02 /2020