Governor Alex Otti’s led government of Abia State has banned operations of commercial motorcycles, otherwise known as Okada, within Umuahia and Aba metropolises.
Otti, in a statement signed and released on Sunday through his Chief Press Secretary, Kazie Uko,
directed security agencies in the two cities to arrest any individual caught violating the order for possible prosecution.
The Governor stated that starting from Monday, August 14, 2023, any motorcycle seen on the streets of Umuahia and Aba townships being used for such a purpose will be impounded by the security agencies.
Reports are that some critics of the state government are saying that the policy would further increase unemployment among youths.