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Delta Restricts Tricycles, Motorcycles On Highways

Posted: Apr 5, 2016 at 8:35 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)
Kenet Masikoro
Delta State government has placed full ban on tricycles plying the Benin-Onitsha expressway, DSC Roundabout, Effurun Roundabout and the N.P.A. expressway in Warri.
Mr. Vincent Uduaghan, Delta State Commissioner for Transport, inaugurated the task force to enforce the rules.
Mr. Uduaghan who was represented by the Director of Land Transport, Mr. Victor Omoniyi, reiterated that members of the task force were to enforce to avoid sharp practices and be solemnly committed to their assignment.
The commissioner pointed out that, the newly constituted task force also would ensure the total restriction of motorcycle (Okada) in Uvwie, Asaba, Warri South, Sapele and the entire Ethiope East Local Government area of the state.
He also gave them directives to ensure that all tricycles in the state were properly registered with the Directorate of Transport and have their code number visibly displayed.
Mr. Uduaghan urged the task to ensure that all tricycles carries two number plates as against a single one that is currently reigning in the state, warning that anyone found without the task force uniform would be treated as a criminal and would be relieved of his membership.
Comrade Obi Nzete, Delta State President of Commercial Motorcycles and Tricycle Union of Nigeria, in his remarks enjoined members of the newly constituted task force to always put on their uniform before embarking  on the their mission.
Comrade Nzete also charged them to avoid anything that would tarnish their image in the course of carrying out their duties like taking of bribe, taking laws into their hands, extorting and harassment of motorcycles and tricycle riders, among others.
Meanwhile some residents of Sapele who heard of the ban on Okada operating in the area was not pleased with the suggestion saying that criminal activities would be on the increase if not properly checked.
Mr. Wilson, who is an Okada rider, cried out that his source of livelihood had been cut short and called on the state government to provide them with better job, if eventually Okada is totally banned in the state.