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The Ogun State House of Assembly has banned commercial motorcyclists in the state from carrying more than one passenger at a time.
This new restriction was contained in a resolution which the lawmakers passed during plenary on Tuesday.
The lawmakers, through their resolution, called on the state government to urgently check the excesses of okada riders to stem rising cases of road crashes.
The resolution also seeks to ensure okada riders comply strictly to road traffic laws and regulations so as to curb overloading and reckless driving to ensure the protection of commuters, pedestrians and other road users.
The Head, Information Dept of the State Assembly, Jamiu Lawal, disclosed that the passage of the resolution followed a motion moved by the lawmaker representing Abeokuta South I State Constituency, Yusuf Adejojo; seconded by his Ijebu-Ode counterpart, Kemi Oduwole and supported by the entire House through a voice vote at the session presided over by the Speaker, Olakunle Oluomo.
Adejojo harped on the need to enforce the use of helmet, side mirrors and number plates, among others.
By: Samuel Mayowa