FCT Perm Sec Orders Taskforce to Go After Illegal Okada Riders

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By Lateef Taiwo

The Permanent Secretary, Federal Capital Territory Administration, Mr. Olusade Adesola has ordered for the continue enforcement of the law banning operation of commercial motorcycles popularly called okada within the Federal Capital City (FCC).

He said anyone found breaking the law will be made to face the full wrath of the law.

Adesola, gave this directive on Friday in his office while meeting with some Senior officials of the FCT Directorate of Road Traffic Services (DRTS) led by the Director, Dr. Abdul-Lateef Bello.

The Permanent Secretary said the law banning the operations of commercial motorcycles within the Abuja metropolis is still in place and will be enforced to the letter.

Adesola also directed the Task Force to step -up its game and go into the nook and crannies of the Federal Capital City, particularly where the Administration had earlier restricted the operations of Okadas to enforce the ban.

Accordingly, all commercial motorcyclists arrested will have their motorcycles impounded and crushed to serve as a deterrent because the law must take its course.

He instructed the Task Force and officials of the Directorate of Road Traffic Services (popularly known as VIO) to go all out and rid the city of the menace; adding that there should be no sacred cow.

He reiterated that Abuja is a creation of the law and remains the face of the country, thus, no effort will be spared at maintaining the aesthetic and serenity of the capital city.

The Permanent Secretary further advised the commercial motorcyclists to, in their interest, leave the city center and go to areas not restricted for their operations such as the Satellite Towns and the Area Councils.

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