Oyo to clamp down on illegal tricyclists  

 …Orders roadside ‘mechanics' to vacate Aliwo Road, Agodi Gate, others  



CITIZENS COMPASS – The Oyo State Road Traffic Management Authority (OYRTMA) on Friday, said that it will crack down on tricycle operators who have been operating without permit in the State.

OYRTMA urged them to get a hackney permit and revenue ticket to operate in the State.

OYRTMA chairman, Major Adesagba Adekoya (rtd), issued the order in Ibadan on Thursday.

The Chairman noted that tricycle riders fond of defacing their windscreen with different stickers aside hackney permit and revenue ticket will be apprehended.

He noted that unnecessary stickers on windscreens is one of the factors that causes accidents on the roads.

Major Adekoya added that safety of lives and property is an obligation of all stakeholders and road users.

In a related development, the Chairman, has directed all OYRTMA commanders to mobilize their personnel as from Monday, 20th May for enforcement of a special operation, tagged “Operation Stop and Remove Stickers On Tricycle Windscreen”. 

Adesagba also said roadside automobile technicians sighted around Aliwo road and setback of water reservoir, Agodi gate Ibadan to vacate the premises immediately.

He frowned at the unwholesome act by the mechanics, saying their acts constitute safety hazard and environmental infraction in the area.

The Chairman therefore said the roadside automobile mechanics must stop their activities and vacate the spot with immediate effect.


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