FG to ban OKADA
The use of motorcycles as commercial means of
transport in Nigeria, popularly known as ‘Okada’ or
‘Achaba’ may soon be banned throughout the
The proposal for the ban was made by the National
Council on Transport after its annual conference in
Enugu State and endorsed by the Minister of
Transport, Sen. Idris Umar.
The ban of commercial motorcycle was one of the measures
proposed towards adequate provision of safety and
secure transportation in Nigeria.
All states and the Federal Capital Territory have
therefore been advised to establish a transport system that ensure strict regulation of
the operation of public passenger transportation
through a well-articulated management
system for enhanced safety, security, effective
and efficient service delivery, all commercial vehicles should be properly
registered in each state while their enumeration
should be carried out periodically to enhance
safety and security.
I’m waiting to see how this works out.