Fayose chastise FG’s plan to ban Okada, says they will continue operations in Ekiti


Ekiti State Governor and Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party

(PDP) Governors’ Forum, Mr Ayodele Fayose has described as wicked plan by the

federal government to ban commercial motorcycle, popularly known as

Okada from the country saying; “In Ekiti State, we won’t ban

Okada because it is a source of livelihood to a lot of families. Why

would anyone even contemplate such when government did not create

alternative employments?”

He said; “With this economic recession that is biting so hard, it is

sheer heartlessness for the federal government to even think of

sending Okada riders out of business instead of putting machineries in

motion to check their excesses.”

According to a statement issued on Sunday, by his Special Assistant on

Public Communications and New Media, Lere Olayinka, Governor Fayose,

who was addressing Okada riders that accosted him in Ikere Ekiti, on

his way from Abuja on Saturday, said, “ban on Okada will worsen the

country’s security situation because it will remove foods from the

table of so many people.”

The governor, who promised Okada riders in Ekiti State his continued

support and assistance, said; “The federal government has no power to

ban Okada in my State and under my watch, no one will prevent Okada

Riders from operating as long as they do not go against the laws.”

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