Reacting to the Operation ban, Motor cycle Operators popularly called Okada under the aegis of the Almalgamated Commercial Tricycle and Motorcycle Owners, Repairs and Riders Association of Nigeria, ACOMORAN,Has warned Federal Government Against the proposed ban of commercial motorcycles as part of measures to tackle security challenges.
While Speaking with Newsmen In Abuja The National President of ACOMORAN Samsudeen Apelogun said the government should Jettison the idea of banning the use of motorcycles nationwide added that it would impoverIsh millions of Nigerian and further compound the anti-social vices government is trying to contain
Apelogun noted that these were people whom the government failed to provide with meaningful employment or any form of sustainable empowerment, even though many of them were well educated added that, higher crimes were being committed through the use of cars and buses.
He however, advised the government to provide practical ideas on how to fight against criminal activities in the country by empowering the youth.
Recall that, the Federal Government through the Attorney General of the Federation, AGF, and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, had announced that the National Security Council, chaired by President Muhammadu Buhari, might be compelled to ban the use of motorcycles and mining activities as it has been discovered to be a major means of movement by bandits and source of amassing ransom from kidnap victims.