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Oyo State Government to begin biometric capturing for Okada riders, says Governor Makinde

Segun Showunmi in Ibadan

The Oyo state Governor, Engr. Seyi Makinde has declared that the state government will soon commence biometric registration for motorcyclists in the state, as part of measures to tackle insecurity in the state.

Penpushing reports that Makinde made this known while speaking at the 2020 press week organised by the Nigerian Union of Journalists,(NUJ) Oyo State council ,stressing that there is need to tackle insecurity in the country before it’s gets out of hands.

The Governor charged journalists to fight for betterment of Nigeria, adding, “we want to know the Okada people in Oyo state.  We want to have identified management of Okada people in Oyo State. Their biometric will be captured. It is true we have business friendly environment but we must know them’


“If we continue with this path, no one is safe in Nigeria. We need to change our course. We all have role to play in developing Nigeria. Though we cannot expect journalists to build road, because it is the primary responsibility of government but you have your role to play. But you can use your pen to destroy or develop Nigeria.”

Penpushing further  reports that the chairman of Nigeria Union of Journalists(NUJ) Oyo State council, Comrade Ademola Babalola commended the Governor for his support for the media, saying “Nigeria can only develop if all regardless of their background play their parts.”

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