Okada Riders Reject “Outrageous” Levy By Ogun Govt.
Commercial motorcyclists in Ogun state have rejected the government directive to register at one of the state’s designated registration points across the state within ten days or risk arrest.
Some of the riders while speaking with newsmen in Abeokuta said registration fee imposed by the government was insensitive and outrageous.
According to two of them, Mr. Rafiu Akanbi and Michael Sote, the imposition of the outrageous levy on the riders was a plot to multiply the taxes already levied on them.
They called on the government to reduce the associations collecting dues from the riders.
Also speaking, another rider, Mr. Kunle Adelaja, said the government should pay more attention to fixing the deplorable roads in the state before considering imposition of the high registration fee.
An official of the motorcyclists’ union in the state, Mr. Olalekan Sonaola, however, appealed to the riders not to take laws into their hands but to engage with their secretariat when they are facing challenges.
It would be recalled that the Ogun State government had issued a ten-day ultimatum to the commercial motorcyclists to register their operations at registration points set up across the 20 Local government areas of the state.