Speaking via a statement released through his Chief Press Secretary, Alli Ibraheem, the monarch insisted that the ban could further banditry and other forms of criminalities in the country.
Admitting that the motorcycle business poses a threat to Nigeria’s security, Oluwo proposed that instead of the ban, the motorcyclists should be controlled for effective identification and monitoring.
According to the Oba Akanbi, “Commercial motorcyclists service should be controlled for effective identification and monitoring of genuine members, for easy disclosure of criminals using the service to constitute a threat to our security.
“Doing such will assist the security operatives in checkmating insecurity and fish out criminals using Okada to perpetrate evil.
“The service is essential most especially to areas of no motorable roads. Banning it will add to the hardship of commuters.”
The monarch argued that the ban also heightens the unemployment already plaguing the country, insisting that many graduates have taken to the commercial motorcycle business to stop themselves from engaging in social vices.