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Christmas: Obiano Lifts Restriction On Okada, Keke Movement




ANAMBRA State Governor Willie Obiano has lifted the restriction of movement placed on private and commercial motorcyclists also known as okada and tricycle keke operators in the state.

According to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), a statement issued by the Commissioner for Information, Culture and Tourism, Mrs. Uju Nwogu in Awka yesterday, said the decision was to ease transportation during the Christmas and other festivities.

It quoted the governor as saying “okada and private motorcycle riders, as well as keke operators can now ply all the roads in the state, except the Enugu-Onitsha express road and Onitsha-Owerri express road.”

The report added “however, this removal of restriction is on the condition that every motorcycle rider must wear a crash helmet and carry one passenger only at a time.”

The governor advised the motorcycle operators in the state to procure crash helmets, warning that the law enforcement agents would commence arrest of defaulters soon.

The government had on June 1, this year restricted the movement in some areas following increased road accidents and robbery.

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