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Delta govt. bans Okada riders, scavengers in Asaba



The Delta State government has banned the use of commercial motorcycles, otherwise known as “Okada,” as a means of transportation within Asaba, the state capital.

The state government also banned, forthwith, scrap metal scavenging, otherwise known as ‘iron condemn’, in the state capital, with immediate effect.

Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Dr Kingsley Emu, disclosed this in Asaba while briefing newsmen on the outcome of the State Executive Council meeting presided over by Governor Sheriff Oborevwori.

Emu said the ban was necessitated by the preponderance of crimes being committed with Okada and the frequently reported cases of vandalism of public facilities by the scavengers.

According to him, the ban will take effect today (Friday), though strict enforcement will commence June 1, 2024.

The SSG clarified that the ban implied that no ‘iron condemn’ cart pusher would operate in any part of the State Capital Territory after May 31.

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