The government of Ondo organizes training for Okada riders.

On Tuesday, the Ondo State Government educated motorcycle riders, known as Okada, on safety precautions and rules that apply to them in the state.

On the sidelines of the training in Akure, Mr. Tobi Ogunleye, the Special Adviser to the Governor on Transport, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that it is the sixth in the series.

According to Ogunleye, the state’s Drivers and Riders Institute has trained numerous riders and drivers on road safety practices.

Riders would receive their licenses for N3,000 before being schooled, he claimed, whereas drivers just come to the institute for refresher education on road signs and usage.

“The drivers who have already got their driver’s license will be given refresher training to keep up to speed on the norms and regulations of the road,” he stated.

Mr. Alaba Adeleye, the state’s Director of Vehicle Inspection Services, told NAN that the purpose of the training is to educate Okada riders on the dos and don’ts of riding.

Adeleye explained that the training is in collaboration with the Ministry of Health, which would assess the riders’ health, while the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has urged them to stay away from drugs.

He stated that the training, which will be ongoing, has begun to yield effects.

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