Yero Signs Law Banning Okada In Kaduna, Zaria, Other Major Towns

Ramalan YeroGovernor Mukhtar Yero of Kaduna State has signed the law banning the operation of commercial motorcycles in Kaduna metropolis and some other major towns in the state.

The bill had been approved by the Kaduna State House of Assembly.

Briefing journalists after the weekly Security Council Meeting, the State Commissioner for Information, Ben Bako, said the ban was aimed at reinforcing security in the state.

Mr. Bako said that the ban followed the influx of commercial motorcycles into the state following a similar ban on their operations in some neighbouring states such as Plateau, Niger, Kano and the FCT.

The Commissioner listed the areas affected by the ban to include Kaduna North, Kaduna South, Chikun, Igabi, Zaria, Jema’a, Sabon Gari and Birnin Gwari local government areas.

He said the ban would take effect from May 21, warning that any person caught operating a commercial motorcycle would face three months’ imprisonment with an option of N10,000 fine.

He, therefore, advised all commercial motorcycle operators to desist from any commercial activities with motorcycles on or before the deadline, saying that defaulters would face the full wrath of the law.

Mr. Bako also reiterated the commitment of the state government toward addressing security, health and other relevant issues that affected public lives.


  1. Dis is wickedness, wat have u provided dos u r makin unemployed wit dis ban….pple r complainin of unemployment n u causin more unemploymnt…dumb kid govnr

  2. Dis is total rubish, dats y 9ja is getn coruptd evry day. Many nigeria leaders hav shallow brains becouse dey re enjoinn manna. Can u imagin u re takn d jobs of thousands of ppl without replacn another one or givn dem capital 2 start another busnes.So tel me how many boko harams,arm rubers,militants,cultists and political thugs u r expectn. Eeheee so ona want us 2 cary guns so dat we go dey win election 4 ona abi? God go kil all of ona b/4 election go reach, amen. C make i teach ona how dem dey take do dis tin, c u go cal all of dem 2 somit dia pasports and dia bikes, and u go d giv one atlist #100,000 den u com giv dem date 2 stop okada.


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