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Kwara restrict operations of commercial bikes

02 August 2012, 09:12

Kwara -  Gov. Abdulfatah Ahmed of Kwara on Wednesday forwarded a bill to the state House of Assembly seeking to restrict the operations of commercial motorcyclists in some parts of Ilorin.

The governor’s request was contained in his letter to the House which was read to members  by the Speaker, Rasaq Atunwa.

Ahmed urged the House to give the bill an accelerated passage in view of its importance to the free flow of traffic  on  some major streets in the state capital.

The governor said that the enactment of the law regulating the activities of commercial motorcycle operators had become imperative.

He said this was because some of the operators were causing security problems in some parts of the state.

‘’The honourable House may wish to recall that in recent past, there have been occurrences of security breach particularly perpetrated by the use of motorcycles.

 “It has therefore become imperative to enhance the security of the state to curb the menace,’’ the governor said.

Also on Wednesday, the House directed the state Signage and Advertisement Agency to reposition bill boards mounted wrongly by groups, organizations and  individuals.

The House gave the directive while adopting a motion on indiscriminate erection of bill boards in different parts of the state

The Kwara Road Maintenance Agency and the state Ministry of Environment were mandated by the House to   remove bill boards obstructing   traffic signs and the vision of motorists.

The motion,  which was moved by Malam Suleiman Idris representing Ilesha-Gwanara constituency,  enjoyed the unanimous support of  members of the House.



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