Governor El-Rufai extends okada ban in Kaduna

The initial three month ban will remain in place until further notice.

Kaduna State governor, Nasir El-Rufai, banned the operation of okadas in the state last year [Daily Trust]

Kaduna State governor, Nasir El-Rufai, banned the operation of okadas in the state last year [Daily Trust]

Kaduna State governor, Nasir El-Rufai, has extended a ban on the use of motorcycles, popularly called okada, for commercial or personal purposes.

The ban was first announced alongside a list of other measures in September 2021 as part of a new strategy to fight banditry in the state.

The ban was initially announced to last till December 2021, but Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, said in a statement on Tuesday, January 4, 2022 that it ‘remains in place until further notice’.

Other containment measures the commissioner said will continue to be in effect include the ban on wielding dangerous weapons, and the restriction of the movement of tricycles between 7 pm and 6 am in seven local government areas.

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