The Akwa Ibom State Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Sir Charles Udoh, has restated the existence of the law prohibiting the use of motorcycles, popularly called Okada, as mode of transportation within Uyo metropolis.

The Commissioner who spoke in his office on Thursday, reiterated that the use of Okada remains an offence for which offenders are liable to prosecution in accordance with the law.

According to him, the ban is in line with the determination of the Governor Udom Emmanuel’s administration to strengthen security and ensure the safety of lives and property of all residents.

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Sir Udoh observed that a number of individuals have continued to flout the law prohibiting the use of “Okada” as means of commercial transportation within the metropolis.

He appealed to residents to desist from patronizing commercial motorcyclists within Uyo metropolis, as violators will be prosecuted.