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Ondo govt bans night clubbing, okada operation




As part of the realistic measures to rescue the security situation, the Ondo State Government has placed an order banning night clubbing across the 18 local government areas of the state. The government also banned the operation of commercial motorcycling also known as okada in the state.

This was expressed in a statement issued by the Special Adviser to Governor Rotimi Akeredolu on Security Matters, Akogun Adeleye, on Tuesday, in Akure, the state capital. The statement noted that with the latest order, night clubs would close operation by 12am while okada would operate between 6am and 6pm daily.

The statement read, “In furtherance of the current administration’s efforts to rid the state of criminally-minded persons or groups, law enforcement agencies are to resume enforcement on the ban on motorcycle operations outside 6am-6pm, night club activities beyond 12 midnight, use of vehicles with tinted glasses without permit, unregistered vehicles, use of sticker number plates in lieu of car dealership approved stickers.

“Accordingly, all security agencies are hereby enjoined to impound all such motorcycles and vehicles while the owners or riders would be prosecuted.

“The Government of Ondo State encourages all vehicle and motorcycle owners to register their vehicles/motorcycles as defaulters would be made to face the full wrath of the law

The statement stressed that the determination of the Akeredolu-led administration to ensure the protection of lives and property of the people of Ondo State remained top priority.

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