As part of efforts to curb insecurity in the State, Ado-Odo/Ota Local Government has launched riders’ uniform, as a means of identification for commercial motorcycle riders, while plans are underway to capture their biometrics in the Local Government website, for easy tracking of culprits.
Speaking at the launch, the Transition Committee Chairman, Ado-Odo/Ota Local Government, Alhaji Wasiu Lawal said, the step was imperative to checkmate influx of motorcycle operators, being used by miscreants to perpetrate criminal activities, such as insurgency, kidnapping, terrorism, banditry, among others, noting that it had exposed the society to grave danger.
Lawal added that the council would ensure that necessary human and material resources were deployed to nip insecurity in the bud, saying lives and property of the people remained their priority.
“Let me appeal to all our security agencies to ensure the enforcement of this new policy of providing uniform for all commercial motocycle riders, to strengthen the security architecture of the Local Government,” the LG boss said.
The council boss called on union’s leaders to cooperate with the security agencies and the Local Government at bringing initiative a reality, in order to reduce nefarious activities to the barest minimum.
Responding, the Leader of Riders and Owners Motorcyclists Organisation (ROMO), Chief Olusola Sotayo, said there is need for unions to adhere strictly to rules and regulations guiding their conducts, commending the efforts of the Local Government for its ingenuity to make the council area safe.