The Ondo State government on Monday lifted the suspension order placed on the activities of commercial motorcycle operators in Akure, the State capital.
Governor Olusegun Mimiko made the announcement while addressing stakeholders in transport business at the Cocoa Conference Hall of his office in Akure at a meeting attended by members of the State executive council and the heads of security agencies in the State.
Mimiko also announced that ticketing by the commercial motorcycle operators in the state which was equally suspended would commence in October this year after all necessary regulatory procedures might have been finalised, stressing that “obtaining tickets will now be regularised and it will be an arrangement between the various stakeholders and the representatives of the state government.
His words: “From October 1, you will start to collect your tickets. We said October so that every arrangement must have been concluded before then and all disagreement that may arise must have been resolved.
“There will be no room for all illegal fees anywhere. All registered commercial motorcycles will be painted, but you are not going to pay for the painting. There will be special jackets for the operators so that our people can be sure of the genuineness of the Okada operators. We are doing all these for the safety of our people and peace in our state,” Mimiko said.