Governor of Ebonyi State, David Umahi has banned the use of motorcycles in the state.
According to a live broadcast on Saturday, the Special Assistant on Media to the Governor stated that the ban was due to the motorcycle riders flouting the Covid-19 Law 2020 as the ban will take immediate effect in the state.
The Governor also warned that any vehicle caught flouting the lockdown by bringing people into the state will be impounded and auctioned off.
“The Governor of Ebonyi State, Engr. David Nweze Umahi, has noted with dismay how misguided elements hire motorcyclists popularly called Okada to enter Ebonyi State through track roads which contravenes the COVID-19 Law 2020 and as a result, has directed immediate ban of the use of Motorcycles (Okada) in Ebonyi State”.
“This directive is without exception and the ban is an all-time ban across the state”.
“It is imperative to note that our dear Governor is working tirelessly to ensure that this deadly Coronavirus does not enter our dear State and will not relent in his efforts to ensure that the COVID-19 Pandemic does not enter Ebonyi,” the statement said.