Given the influx of Okada riders from other states into Ilorin, the Kwara state capital, the state government has initiated the issuance of Identity Cards and uniforms to commercial motorcycle operators.
The State Commissioner for Works, Mr. Suleiman Rotimi, made this known in Ilorin during a meeting with Okada riders in the state.
He said that part of the security measures adopted was the introduction of uniforms, ID cards with bar codes and stickers to enhance easy identification and planning.
Also speaking, the Permanent Secretary in the ministry, Mr. Yusuf Manjo, commended the joint motorcycle union for accepting the proposal for the introduction of a single uniform, stickers, and ID cards.
Manjo said that the necessary mechanism would be set in motion to actualize the measures within the shortest time possible.
While reacting to the initiative, the President of Joint Motorcycle Riders Union, Mr. Gabriel Ajewole, expressed the union’s readiness to abide by the security measures.