Ondo govt. bans vehicles with tinted glass, regulates commercial motorcyclists

Ondo govt. bans vehicles with tinted glass, regulates commercial motorcyclists

Gov. Oluwarotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State has banned the use vehicles with tinted glass, as part of drastic measures taken to curb the rising rate of insecurity in the state.

 

Mr Donald Ojogo, the Commissioner for Information and Orientation, said in a statement on Friday in Akure that Akeredolu had also ordered the restriction of activities of commercial motorcyclists to between 6 a.m. and 6 p.m.

 

The commissioner, who expressed concern on the worrisome increase in crime rate in the state, warned that any commercial motorcyclist, otherwise known as okada rider, found flouting the directive would have his motorcycle impounded.

 

According to him, every vehicle with tinted glass, plying the roads without a duly certified permit issued by the relevant security agency, shall be impounded.

 

“Specifically, the last one week witnessed an unimaginable upsurge in robbery, kidnapping and, in some cases, murder. This is no doubt, condemnable.

 

“In particular, security reports at the disposal of government are considered signs deserving of serious attention.

 

“Government, therefore, urges all security agencies to come out and confront this abhorrent development.

 

“Every necessary support, in terms of both human and logistics aid, shall be provided to ensure the safety of residents within the state.

 

“As a government, one major responsibility is the provision of security as well as protection of lives and property.

 

“In this regard, measures aimed at achieving such goals are the least government can enunciate,” he said.

 

Ojogo also said it was pertinent to reiterate that security enhancement and war against insecurity were the responsibility of every citizen.

 

“While government and the security agencies play their parts, it is expected that the citizens should also play their part by collaborating with the relevant agencies of government,” he said.

 

He urged residents to provide useful information about crime, criminal elements and activities in their neighbourhoods.

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