Osun State government has stopped further registration of fresh okada riders and operators in the state.
This came as the government also allayed the fears of the citizens of the invasion of the state by unlicenced, unregistered and unrecognised okada riders from neighbouring states, especially as a result of the recent restriction order placed on them in 15 local government areas and local council development areas in Lagos State.
A statement issued and signed by the Special Adviser to the state governor on Works and Transport, Toke Olaniyan, said the state was concerned about the safety and security of its people and enjoined everyone to be vigilant and report any strange bike operator to the security agencies.
“We are in constant touch with ACOMORAN and other associations concerned with intra-city transportation in the state.
“They will ensure proper screening of all operators to avoid infiltration of unregistered commercial bike operators.
“The government will continue to provide adequate measures for the security and safety of residents.
“We are going to embark on a revalidation exercise which will involve the documentation of owners and riders,” the statement said.