By Henry Odeh
Commercial operators in Oyo State have been granted an extension of
two weeks to comply with the state government directives to all commercial
motorcycles otherwise called ‘okada’, tricycles also known as ‘keke’ to be fully painted in the colours of the state for commercial purposes.
This was made known on Tuesday (today) by the Executive Chairman, Oyo State Road
Transport Management Authority, (OYRTMA) Mogaji Akin Fagbemi while
speaking with Newsmen in his Office at the state Secretariat, Agodi, Ibadan.
Mogaji Fagbemi said
this was necessary due to several pleas from commercial operators of
their inability to meet up with the short Ultimatum for Statewide
compliance with the directive.
The OYRTMA boss while pleading to the operators to comply within the
approved extended time of two weeks urged them to take advantage of the state government’s magnanimity to subsidize the cost of painting at the Agency to one thousand naira (N1000) as against
what is obtains with private painters.