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Ebonyi Assembly to regulate okada operations

Abakaliki – The  Ebonyi House of Assembly has constituted a seven-member committee to conduct a public hearing on a bill for a law to regulate the operations of commercial  motorcyclists in the state.

Mr Augustine Nwankwagu, the Speaker of the House, who made the announcement,  yesterday urged the committee to invite stakeholders and the business community to make necessary input to ensure a smooth passage of the bill.

The State Executive Council had at the weekend approved a draft bill to regulate the operations of motorcyclists and designated special routes for safe transportation in the state.

When passed into law, the bill will enable law enforcement agents to prosecute offenders of the restriction order on motorcyclists’ operations on designated roads in the state.

Mr Eni Chima, Chairman, House Committee on Security and Special Duties, is heading the committee.

Other members are Sylvester Omeri, Samuel Aja-Onu, Bede Nwali, Helen Nwobasi, Ogiji Imo and Obinna Nwachukwu.

Meanwhile, a bill for a law to amend the Ebonyi Mother and Childcare Initiative and Related Matters Act has passed through the first reading in the House.


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