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Abia State Govt Bans Use Of Motorcycle, aka Okada In Aba, Umuahia, Effective From 14th August, 2023

Abia state government says it has banned the use of Okada, Effective Monday 14th August, 2023

This is contained in a public notice signed by Kazie Uko, Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Abia State.

Uko said the activities of motorcyclists, popularly known as Okada is outlawed in Aba, the commercial capital of Abia State and Umuahia, the capital and that security agencies have been instructed to arrest any person that violates this order.

the notice reads Thus:

Public Notice:



The Governor of Abia State, Dr. Alex Otti, OFR, has directed the immediate ban on the operation of commercial motorcyclists, otherwise known as Okada, within Umuahia, the State capital, and Aba Metropolis.

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Effective Monday, August 14, 2023, any motorcycle seen on the streets of Umuahia and Aba townships being used for such purpose will be impounded by the security agencies.

Also, security agencies have been directed to arrest any individual caught violating this order, for possible prosecution.

This directive takes immediate effect.

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Kazie Uko Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Abia State

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