Raymond Ozoji, Awka
Anambra State Government has reiterated that the directive restricting private and commercial motorcycle and tricycle operators in the state from plying some designated roads in the state is still in force. It said that for the avoidance of doubt, all tricycle operators in the state are still restricted from plying the Enugu-Onitsha and Onitsha-Owerri Expressways.
They are to ply all other roads. State Commissioner for Information, Culture and Tourism, Dr. Mrs.Uju Nwogu who disclosed the information to newsmen maintained that private and commercial motorcycles otherwise known as Okada are restricted from plying the Onitsha-Enugu and Onitsha- Owerri Expressways as well as the following designated roads: In Awka- Arthur Eze and Ziks Avenues ; In Onitsha- Awka road, Borromeo-Upper Iweka-Bridge Head road, Old and New Market roads and Oguta road; In Nnewi- Nnewi -Nnobi and Nnewi-Oba roads in Nnewi.
The commissioner however gave a standing order that motorcycle and tricycle operators who defy the directive would have themselves to blame as law enforcement agencies had been directed to ensure immediate and strict compliance .