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Jun 26, 2018

VIO, FRSC to Train affected 'Okada Operators' in Anambra

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Affected Okada Operators in Anambra to be trained by VIO, FRSC.

Affected Okada Operators in Anambra to be trained by VIO, FRSC

As a follow up to the July 1st, 2018 Okada restriction enforcement date in the greater Onitsha and Awka Cities, the Anambra State government, led by Gov Willie Obiano has donated N765m to ASBA, to procure shuttle buses for the affected okada operators.

Sequel to the above, the state government is organising a one week Drivers training which will be conducted by the Anambra State Vehicle Inspection Department, and Officers of Federal Road Safety Corps, Anambra Sector Command, and supervised by The Anambra State Ministry of Transport.

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This was made known at the meeting of the Commissioner for Transport Anambra State, The Security Agencies, Executives of Okada Operators in the State, The VIO, FRSC and others held at the Ministry, Jerome Udorji Secretariat, Awka today. The Commissioner, Hon Uchenna Okafor said the drivers training, identification of the member by its unit are pre-qualifications criteria for eligibility in obtaining the ASBA loan.

Speaking further, Hon Okafor said, after the training, a drivers license will be issued to them, after which, the affected persons who are interested in the INTEREST FREE loan will proceed to ASBA and access the loans.

In his remarks, Mr Afam Okeke, Chairman, Motorcycle Transport Union of Nigeria, Anambra State branch, observed that although they are in support for the development and security of the state, he appealed to the state government to extend the deadline date to allow for the Union members to adjust to the new change. He thanked the government for the Shuttle arrangements and the training.

If you are affected by the restrictions, approach your unit and access the loans.

Anambra is MovingForward.

Obika Chidiebele.
SA to Gov Willie Obiano on Media & TA to MoT.

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