Registration of Commercial Motorcycle, Tricycle Riders for Public Safety—Oyo
By Aduragbemi Omiyale
The Oyo State government has maintained that its decision to register all commercial motorcycle and tricycle riders in the state was to promote public safety and not for any other purpose.
The Commissioner for Information and Civic Orientation, Mr Dotun Oyelade, said this during a one-day sensitisation meeting with Okada and Keke riders in Ibadan.
He explained that the meeting became necessary following a recent state security council meeting, noting that the exercise will help in the documentation of riders in the state.
The Commissioner called for sustained cooperation between motorcycle and tricycle riders and the state government for a mutually beneficial relationship to improve the security of the state and its economy.
Echoing his view was the consultant in charge of the registration exercise, Mrs Bukola Omosanya, who emphasised that the registration would also restore integrity to registered motorcycle riders in the state.
Relevant stakeholders in the transportation sector charged the government to continue to sustain a friendly environment for their businesses to thrive.
Present at the gathering at the Film Theatre of the Oyo State Ministry of Information and Civic Orientation secretariat were the Permanent Secretary in the ministry, Mr Taiwo Ladipo; directors from the Ministries of Information and Public Works and Transport; and leaders of motorcycle and tricycle riders across various zones of the state, including Park Management System (PMS), Motorcycle Transport Union of Nigeria (MTUN), Amalgamated Commercial Tricycle and Motorcycle Owners, Repairs and Riders Association of Nigeria (ACOMORAN), among others.