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FG To Ban Commercial Motorcycles Nationwide by etunoman76(m): 4:45am On Oct 26, 2014
The use of motorcycles as commercial means of transport in Nigeria, popularly known as ‘Okada’ or ‘Achaba’ may soon be banned throughout the country.

The proposal for the ban was made by the National Council on Transport after its annual conference in Enugu State and endorsed by the Minister of Transport, Sen. Idris Umar.

A statement from the Federal Ministry of Transport on Saturday evening stated that the ban of commercial motorcycle was one of the measures proposed towards adequate provision of safety and secure transportation in Nigeria.

It said the recommendation was contained in a statement of the week long meeting which had in attendance all the state commissioners of transport, permanent secretaries, directors and officials in the federal and state ministries of transport across the country.

The council advised all states in the federation to henceforth discourage the use of commercial motorcycles as a means of public transportation.

“All states and the Federal Capital Territory have therefore been advised to establish a public transport system that ensure strict regulation of the operation of public passenger transportation system through a well-articulated management system for enhanced safety, security, effective and efficient service delivery,” the statement said.

It added, “The states are to also develop master plans for the development of intelligent transport system to facilitate the development and management of their transport operations in line with emerging trends and global best practices.”

The statement noted that the council also agreed that all commercial vehicles should be properly registered in each state while their enumeration should be carried out periodically to enhance safety and security.



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Re: FG To Ban Commercial Motorcycles Nationwide by stinggy(m): 4:46am On Oct 26, 2014
As much as I believe okadas should be banned, my fear is 'We are not there yet'. No alternatives for now. I think there should be reliable loan scheme(at all levels of government) for youths to acquire cheap taxis so as to support livelihood since jobs aren't forthcoming, we can introduce tricycles as they are safer, but more importantly, roads should be fixed.

And this is how I think this will go:

After the ban on Okada riders, a means that gives about 1.2 million people job, this FG will then provide three 48-sitter buses to each state, after this, GEJ will go on air to announce to the world that he has given 2.5 million people job...
And that's what they call 'Fresh Air'

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Re: FG To Ban Commercial Motorcycles Nationwide by Mynd44: 4:48am On Oct 26, 2014
Trouble dey sleep, yanga wan wake am.

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Re: FG To Ban Commercial Motorcycles Nationwide by klem93(m): 4:50am On Oct 26, 2014
this is not the best way at all, this is going to cause more havoc for the poor

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Re: FG To Ban Commercial Motorcycles Nationwide by legalwealth(m): 4:50am On Oct 26, 2014
What do they want them to be using to feed their family?
This is a bad step!

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Re: FG To Ban Commercial Motorcycles Nationwide by candidbabe(f): 4:50am On Oct 26, 2014
Will the FG provide employment for the okada riders after the ban?
if not kidnapping and armed robbery would be on the rise.

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Re: FG To Ban Commercial Motorcycles Nationwide by datguru: 4:50am On Oct 26, 2014
That's not a good idea

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Re: FG To Ban Commercial Motorcycles Nationwide by Nobody: 4:51am On Oct 26, 2014
shocked

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Re: FG To Ban Commercial Motorcycles Nationwide by gbodimowo(m): 4:51am On Oct 26, 2014
The fight will be legendary I il also join in it if u ask me

FG impoverishing Nigerians since 1960

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Re: FG To Ban Commercial Motorcycles Nationwide by freshness2020: 4:51am On Oct 26, 2014
..a welcome development.. They should also be pro active by providing other sustainable ways of engaging these fellows back to business instead of taking food from their mouth without nothing. Keke Napep wouldn't be a bad Idea!

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Re: FG To Ban Commercial Motorcycles Nationwide by mcdokwe(m): 4:51am On Oct 26, 2014
How can they tell between one used for commercial purposes and that for cheap and personal mobility?


Our government and irrelevant policies sha... Ok, continue.

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Re: FG To Ban Commercial Motorcycles Nationwide by futajallon: 4:52am On Oct 26, 2014
space booking

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Re: FG To Ban Commercial Motorcycles Nationwide by Innodon(m): 4:53am On Oct 26, 2014
It gona be bad.

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Re: FG To Ban Commercial Motorcycles Nationwide by Nobody: 4:53am On Oct 26, 2014
Come 2015, we will BAN this goverment from the presidency. Click like if you support banning this government in 2015!

-CramJones

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Re: FG To Ban Commercial Motorcycles Nationwide by futajallon: 4:54am On Oct 26, 2014
Enangson:
[size=40pt]Cross River State Government Started this whole idea Nationwide.[/size]
gbodimowo:
Thr fought to bloody
freshness2020:
Say what...
space booking
mcdokwe:
K
space booking

bravo!!

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Re: FG To Ban Commercial Motorcycles Nationwide by mastercee(m): 4:54am On Oct 26, 2014
Good Move

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Re: FG To Ban Commercial Motorcycles Nationwide by austinbrown: 4:54am On Oct 26, 2014
Then they should get ready to buy car for everybody

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Re: FG To Ban Commercial Motorcycles Nationwide by shema101(f): 4:56am On Oct 26, 2014
These people with their yeye policies! #smh.... Thieves, Robbers... go plenty like say!



okay, continue..... Diaris God in everything we ya doing.

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Re: FG To Ban Commercial Motorcycles Nationwide by idris4r83(m): 4:56am On Oct 26, 2014
another good reason to vote out GEJ come 2015

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Re: FG To Ban Commercial Motorcycles Nationwide by SirHouloo(m): 4:57am On Oct 26, 2014
I don't think these people know that some graduates they couldn't provide jobs for are using this same okada as a source of livelihood.

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Re: FG To Ban Commercial Motorcycles Nationwide by timi4mayo(m): 4:58am On Oct 26, 2014
Dey shuld cum nd ban it lemme c na, nonsense pple.., it will get to a stage wen poverty is to its prime den d poor wuld start eatin d rich.
Cos i knw d poor are much more dann d rich.:.................@timmy

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Re: FG To Ban Commercial Motorcycles Nationwide by yehmi01(m): 5:00am On Oct 26, 2014
Looking at it from an angle its a welcomed development. But to be realistic it is not a wise move to make right now. Where would they all turn to after you take food away

from them. What are the reasonable alternatives that the same Government have put in place before embarking on this.

Let Us not Implement Policies that we know will back fire in another way.

Besides Am sure those ridiculous policemen cant wait to start acting like VAMPIRES now once they see okada.

Also if the governments main point for banning it is because of safety, Then lets be honest Lots of sectors in this country needs to be taken out as well Including this INCOMPETENCE government as well.

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Re: FG To Ban Commercial Motorcycles Nationwide by anytexy: 5:00am On Oct 26, 2014
Hmmmmmm. Odikwa highly very RISKY.

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Re: FG To Ban Commercial Motorcycles Nationwide by Nobody: 5:01am On Oct 26, 2014
This is a welcome development if; the FG will provide an alternative source of income to the teeming population that are employed in the field and their dependants. Unless they want to experience 'government and people haram' by the people that would be displaced by this policy.

Our roads are only pliable by okadas who can meander through the 'olympic-size' pot holes. What about a good transport system?

I don't think anyone likes okada(including those engaged in it). What with the incessant accident and attendant victims but the truth is that it has become a necessary evil, until eldorado. Is the present government ready for eldorado or is this one of those policies borne out of over-feeding in government houses and disconnect with the populace?

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Re: FG To Ban Commercial Motorcycles Nationwide by JudgeWilson(m): 5:02am On Oct 26, 2014
Una ŊO̶̷̩̥̊͡ d sleep? Haaa. FG want Ban Okada Nationwide? Bad market 4 Okada guys. Anyway, make una create job 4 dem sha ŊO̶̷̩̥̊͡ ßε̲̣ to d talk 4 paper say u create millions job wey we no d see. God Bless Nigeria. Up Super Falcon

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Re: FG To Ban Commercial Motorcycles Nationwide by manmustwac(m): 5:02am On Oct 26, 2014
Thats all the government knows how to do [size=24pt]BAN BAN BAN BAN BAN[/size] they won't make them pass a test in order to drive safely, or (stop them on the road to) give them a drug and alcohol test to make sure their not intoxicated, or fine or imprison those who are caught driving recklessly the simple easiest solution which less work for the government is to just [size=24pt]BAN[/size] angry

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Re: FG To Ban Commercial Motorcycles Nationwide by Amanwulu1(m): 5:02am On Oct 26, 2014
wen so many of d riders have not been provided wit any alternative job. Na armed robbers n petty thieves una wan manufacture b dat.my hand no dey am o!

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Re: FG To Ban Commercial Motorcycles Nationwide by aywhy93(m): 5:04am On Oct 26, 2014
[size=14pt]This will be terrible... No more fast ride for Dem Girls ! grin

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Re: FG To Ban Commercial Motorcycles Nationwide by JudgeWilson(m): 5:05am On Oct 26, 2014
Omoh, is like i make front page today Ooº°˚ ˚°ºoo.

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