Monday May 15, 2023
An Ibadan based property merchant, and a close associate of Late Chief MKO Abiola, Alhaji Sufianu Kazeem popularly called Su-Kazeem has commended the Oyo State Governor on the recent steps by the state government to registered all Motorcyclist in the state.
Alhaji Kazeem in a release through his media office stated that with the prevailing security situation in the nation, every stakeholders must put in place safety measures to ensure security for everyone.
He explained that instead of the initial time restriction, it will be better, if the state government ensure registration of all Motorcyclists.
Alhaji Kazeem added that this is the procedure in civilised states and climes, which has now been adopted by the state government under the leaderhip of Governor Makinde.
He described Makinde as a People’s friendly Governor who listen to suggestions and advice from the elders.
Alhaji Kazeem further called on the state government not to toe the path of time restriction for Motorcyclist as this may affect residents of the state who may have genuine reasons to stay beyond the time set by the government adding that Ibadan, the Oyo state capital is now a cosmopolitan city with lots of attractions.
He remembered the efforts of Governor Makinde during the Covid-19 pandemic in the state with lots of palliatives which lessened the burden of the poverty and hunger on the people of the state urging him to devised such people oriented means to tackled the latest development.
It would be recalled that Alhaji Kazeem few weeks ago called on members of the oyo state house of assembly to review the recently time frame of motorcycle operations across Oyo State.
Members of the Oyo State House of Assembly on Tuesday said motorcyclists are not allowed to move or ply roads in the state beyond 10pm.
This pronouncement is sequel to a bill, which has been passed by the lawmakers in the state.
Reacting to the development in a news statement through his media office in Ibadan, the elder statesman explained that going by recent Socio- Economic development of Ibadan City especially, such law by the state legislators will only plunge residents into an unnecessary hardship.
Su-Kazeem added that there are many people who may keep late without their own making but because of the circumstances of their profession or current situation.
Alhaji Kazeem then advised the state lawmakers under the speakership of Rt. Hon Adebo Ogundoyin to initiate a bill that will compel all Motorcyclist in the state to get registered with the state government with such registration in a safer data base, there will be no cause for alarm.
He added that these are the procedures in various developed nations of the world and it would also yield proceeds for government and improve it’s internally generated revenue.