The Governor of Abia State, Dr. Alex Otti, has directed the immediate ban on the operation of commercial motorcyclists, otherwise known as Okada, within Umuahia, the State capital, and Aba Metropolis.
The directive was contained in a press release issued by the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Kazie Uko.
The directive will be effective from today, Monday, August 14, 202.
The Government warns that any motorcycle seen on the streets of Umuahia and Aba townships being used for such purpose will be impounded by the security agencies.
Also, security agencies have been directed to arrest any individual caught violating this order, for possible prosecution.