OYRTMA Extends Deadline For Painting Of Commercial Motocycles, Tricycles Till 1st April
The Oyo State Road Transport Management Authority (OYRTMA) has announced that commercial operators in Oyo State have been granted an extension of two weeks to comply with the state governments’ directives to all commercial motorcycles otherwise called ‘okada’, tricycles also known as ‘keke’ to be fully painted in the colours of the state for commercial purposes.
The disclosure was made known yesterday 17th March, 2020 by the Executive Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Authority, Mogaji Akin Fagbemi whiles peaking with Newsmen in his Office at the state Secretariat, Agodi, Ibadan.
Dr. Fagbemi said the extension became necessary as a result of the dramatic rate of compliance recorded in the past two weeks with about 75% compliance rate.
Plea from commercial operators of their inability to meet up with the ‘short ultimatum’ for State wide compliance, Mogaji Fagbemi added, further corroborated the decision for the two weeks extension which would elapse on Wednesday, 1st of April, 2019.
The OYRTMA boss while imploring the operators to comply within the
approved extended time of two weeks urged them to take advantage of the state government’s magnanimity to subsidize the cost of painting at the Agency to one thousand naira (N1000) only as against the bogus price obtained with private painters.
“After this period of extension elapses, defaulters would be severely dealt with according to the dictate of the law governing public transportation in the State”, the Executive Chairman concluded.
Part of the strategic aims of the uniformity in colour for commercial operators is to further enhance security, monitor influx and ease identification of commercial riders across the State