-Tricycle operators, Okada riders heed govt’s order on Jakande Gate decongestion
By Olushola Okewole
The tricycle operators and Okada riders at the entrance of the Low Cost Housing Estate, Jakande, Ejigbo have started working on the evacuation order given by the Chairman of Ejigbo Local Council Development Area (LCDA), Hon. Monsurudeen Bello (Obe).
With the instruction, the leaders of the Okada riders association and the tricycle operators in the community said they have been deliberating and working towards removing their bikes and tricycles to the new place allotted to them for parking.
The commercial transporters said they have also been deliberating on getting numbered jackets for their members for easy identification.
The local council chairman had, last week during a stakeholder meeting, ordered the okada riders and tricycle operators know as Marwa to relocate to another space as a move to ease the persistent traffic congestion and environment menace at Jakande Gate.
He also warned the traders to against illegal trading activities as he ordered that all illegal structures on be removed at the gate.
Speaking with ECHONEWS on the new development, the Jakande branch Chairman of the Okada riders association, Ejigbo Zone D, Comr. Rasheed Tijani, said the team has been having series of meetings on how to execute the given order.
He explained that the space allocated for the tricycles to relocate to is too small to occupy them, which has been delaying their movement.
He informed that a meeting has also been scheduled the leaders of the Hausa okada riders operating within the Jakande Estate to make clear the scope of the jackets and how it would be in operation.