Ebonyi State governor, David Umahi has banned commercial motorcycle (Okada) from operating in Ebonyi State.
Governor Umahi banned the operation of Okada after the Okada men failed to adhere to coronavirus directives.
Umahi’s SA on Media, Nwaze Francis who made the announcement, wrote,
PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT
The Governor of Ebonyi State, Engr. David Nweze Umahi, FNSE, FNATE has noted with dismay how misguided elements hire motorcyclists popularly called Okada to enter Ebonyi State through track roads which contravenes the COVID-19 Law 2020 and as a result, has directed immediate ban of the use of Motorcycles (Okada) in Ebonyi State.
This directive is without exception and the ban is an all-time ban across the state.
It’s imperative to note that our dear Governor is working tirelessly to ensure that this deadly Coronavirus does not enter our dear State and will not relent in his efforts to ensure that the COVID-19 Pandemic does not enter Ebonyi.
Special Assistant to the Governor on Media and Publicity.
11th April; 2020