The Amalgamated Commercial Motorcycle Owners and Riders Association of Nigeria, has asked the Federal Government to jettison its plan to ban okada in the country saying 30 million people would be rendered jobless.
The organisation alleged impersonation by a faction which had held a meeting with officials in the the Ministry of Transport.
The National President of ACOMORAN, Alhaji Muhammad Sani Hassan, at a press briefing in Abuja on Friday, said banning the operation of commercial motorcycles would make not fewer than 30 million Nigerians jobless.
According to him, the Corps Marshal of FRSC, Boboye Oyeyemi, should have resigned his position over policy failure as it concerned road safety in Nigeria.
He added that the FRSC had never organised any form of training for Okada riders in the country.
“It is unfortunate the way government agencies treat us. They just wake up and come up with policies that affect us without consulting us. The FRSC has never organised any training for Okada riders; and they just woke up one day and said commercial motorcycles should be banned, forgetting that in the process 30 million Nigerians will be jobless. What is the offence of Okada riders?”