Okada ban reduced crime in Delta, we’ll provide mass transportation – Oborevwori

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Following the ban on motorcycles for commercial transportation in Asaba and its environs, Delta State Governor, Sheriff Oborevwori, has said his administration would think of the best solution to provide mass transportation for Deltans.

The governor made this statement when he received the Forum of Female Permanent Secretaries in the state, who paid him a courtesy call.

He insisted that the ban on motorcycles, popularly known as Okada, had led to a reduction in the crime rate in the areas.

He said: “We are trying our best to ensure that our civil servants live a very good life even after retirement. On the issue of mass transit in Asaba and Warri, we need it now that people are claiming that there should be no Okada in Asaba.

“Since the ban on Okada in Asaba and its environs, the crime rate has reduced. Initially, I was reluctant, but, today, we thank God for the decision because it is paying off.

“We will think of the best solution to provide mass transportation for Deltans, especially the civil servants, to go to work.”

While expressing satisfaction with the performance of the Permanent Secretaries in their offices, the governor charged them to continue to put in their best in helping to drive his MORE agenda.

According to him, no effort would be spared in creating a conducive work environment for civil servants to operate, apart from giving them platforms to be trained and retrained for maximum productivity.

He said the state had done well in creating a balance in the appointment of Permanent Secretaries, pointing out that, so far the state has 23 male and 17 female Permanent Secretaries, and assured them of continued synergy in the realization of set goals.

Earlier, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Environment, Mrs Mininie Oseji, who led the Forum on the visit, lauded Oborevwori for his people-centered projects executed across the state, including the provision of official cars for serving Permanent Secretaries in the state.

She described the Governor as a role model for his evident transparent and prudent management of funds, appealing to him to revisit the plan for the provision of accommodation for serving Permanent Secretaries.

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