The Oyo State Government, has pledged to control the influx of Okada’s in the State, following the ban of the commercial motorcycles in Lagos.
This was revealed in a statement made available by the Executive Chairman, Oyo State Road Transport Management Authority (OYRTMA), Dr. Akin Fagbemi today in Ibadan.
“ We are aware of the massive exodus of affected motorcycle operators to Oyo State, which is anticipated, but I assure you, that OYRTMA is on top of its game”
“As we earnestly await the position of the State Government under the leadership of His Excellency, Governor Seyi Makinde on the proscription or otherwise of motorcycles within the major highways in the State, it is crucial we get ourselves prepared for what is to come“,
Dr. Akin Fagbemi further revealed that, though the State is reputed for its hospitality, it however, would take proactive steps to stop any breach in the security of Oyo State or overstretching of the available infrastructure.
Dr. Fagbemi disclosed that OYRTMA has put in place measures to have a central database of all commercial cabs, tricycles and motorcycle operators within the State, so that the identity of all operators and their vehicles is known to Government.