Tayo AFOLABI

 

Ondo State Government on Tuesday trained riders of motorcycles popularly called Okada, on safety measures to ensure safety on the roads.

The Special Adviser to the Governor on Transport, Mr. Tobi Ogunleye, on the sidelines of the training in Akure, said it was the 5th organized by the Drivers and Riders Institute in the state.

He said, while drivers only visit the institute for refresher courses on the signs and use of the road, riders would obtain their licenses with N3,000 before being trained.

“The drivers, who had obtained their drivers’ license, will be updated with refresher courses to update their knowledge about the rules and regulations on the road,” he said.

The Director of Vehicle Inspection Services in the state, Mr. Alaba Adeleye, said the training is to part knowledge to the Okada riders on the dos and don’ts of riding.

Adeleye said the training is in partnership with the ministry of health – to check the health status of the riders, just the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has advised them to avoid drugs.

He said the training, which would be a continuous one, had started yielding results.

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