August 9, 2022

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Civil Struggle veteran Adoke cautions FG on Okada ban


A veteran of the Nigerian Civil Struggle veteran, Alhaji Ahmed Adoke, has cautioned the federal authorities on its plan to ban using industrial bikes (Okada) within the nation.

Adoke, in a press release issued Friday in Lokoja, mentioned the explanation adduced by the federal government to justify the deliberate ban “will not be solely ridiculous, however an admission of failure that the federal government has no answer to the safety challenges.”

He mentioned the failure of the federal government to supply jobs for the teeming college graduates had pressured them to go for the job of economic bikes, including that any makes an attempt to implement a ban might spell doom for the nation.

“For such a ban to be significant and acceptable, the federal government should first discover another technique of livelihood for the hundreds of thousands of the Nigerian youth who’ve taken to Okada using to maintain their lives collectively,” he mentioned.

Adoke suggested that different technique of transportation have to be supplied for market women and men in addition to civil servants to allow them to maintain up with the realities of the current financial hardships.

He mentioned that utilizing insurgency, banditry and terrorism as causes to impose a ban on Okada “won’t be acceptable to Nigerians.”

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