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July 10, 2024

Okada ban: We’ll think of best solution to provide mass transportation — Oborevwori

Gov Oborevwori

By Ochuko Akuopha

Governor Sheriff Oborevwori of Delta State, yesterday, said his administration would think of the best solution to provide mass transportation for Deltans, following the ban on motorcycles for commercial transportation in Asaba, the state capital and its environs.

Oborevwori, when he received on courtesy call, the Forum of Female Permanent Secretaries in the state, said the ban on motorcycle, popularly known as Okada had led to reduction of crime rate in the areas.

He said: “We are trying our best to ensure that our civil servants live a very good life even after retirement. On the issue of mass transit in Asaba and Warri, we actually need it now that people are clamouring that there should be no Okada in Asaba.

“Since the ban on Okada in Asaba and its environs, the crime rate has reduced. Initially, I was reluctant, but, today, we thank God for the decision because it is paying off.

“We will think of the best solution to provide mass transportation for Deltans, especially the civil servants, to go to work.”

Saying that he was impressed with the performance of the permanent secretaries in their offices, he charged them to continue to put in their best in helping to drive his MORE agenda.

Earlier, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Environment, Mrs. Mininie Oseji, who led the forum on the visit, lauded Oborevwori for his people-centred projects executed across the state, including provision of official cars for permanent secretaries in the state.