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Oborevwori: Crime rate in Asaba has reduced due to Okada ban

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Sheriff Oborevwori, governor of Delta, says the ban on commercial motorcycles, also known as Okada, has led to a noticeable reduction in crime rates in Asaba, the state capital.

On May 24, the state government banned the use of commercial motorcycles as a means of transportation within Asaba.

Kingsley Emu, secretary to the state government (SSG), said the ban affects scavengers, also known as cart pushers.

During a meeting with the forum of female permanent secretaries on Tuesday, the governor said he was happy that the ban was yielding results.

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He said his administration would provide means of mass transportation for the people of the state.

“We are trying our best to ensure that our civil servants live a very good life even after retirement,” the governor said.

“On the issue of mass transit in Asaba and Warri, we need it now that people are claiming that there should be no Okada in Asaba.

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“Since the ban on Okada in Asaba and its environs, the crime rate has reduced. Initially, I was reluctant, but today, we thank God for the decision because it is paying off.

“We will think of the best solution to provide mass transportation for Deltans, especially the civil servants, to go to work.”

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