The Abia State Government has enacted a ban on the utilization of motorcycles, commonly referred to as ‘Okada,’ within the city of Umuahia, the state’s capital, as well as in Aba, the bustling commercial hub of the state. A press release, issued on Sunday by Mr. Kazie Uko, the Chief Press Secretary to Governor Alex Otti, conveyed this decision.
Although the statement did not specify the rationale behind the ban, it did declare that the restriction would take effect starting from Monday, August 14. The communication explained, “Commencing Monday, August 14, 2023, any motorbike observed operating for such purposes on the streets of Umuahia and Aba townships will be confiscated by law enforcement agencies.”
In accordance with the announcement, law enforcement agencies have received instructions to apprehend any individuals found contravening the directive, with the possibility of legal action. The statement additionally appealed to the general public to adhere to this directive.
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