To prevent the invasion of commercial motorcyclist in the state, Osun State Government on Tuesday announced suspension of registration of new commercial motorcyclists.
A statement by the Special Adviser to Osun Governor on Works and Transport, Toke Olaniyan, obtained by our correspondent in Osogbo, said the state would soon commence a revalidation exercise which will involve registration of motorcycle owners and riders.
The government however allayed fear of residents against invasion of the state by motorcyclists from Lagos State, who were stopped from working in 15 Local Government Areas and Local Council Development Areas in the state.
The statement read, “We are in constant touch with ACOMORAN and other associations concerned with intracity transportation in the state. In order to ensure proper screening of all operators and ensure proper scrutiny of all operators, we are going to embark on a revalidation exercise which will involve registration of owners and riders.
“At this moment, we have issued a statement to stop further registration for fresh Okada riders and operators.
“So also, we are more concerned about the safety and security of our people, as such we want all persons to be observant and vigilant. Any strange motorcycle operator should be reported immediately to security agencies.”