Palpable tension has enveloped Anambra State as the date announced by the state government to ban commercial motorcyclists, popularly known as okada, from operating in the major cities of the state draws closer.
New Telegraph gathered that the state government had insisted on the ban even as millions of importers in Onitsha, Awka and Nnewi is pushing on the government to change its decision in the interest of the traders.
According to findings, the traders under the umbrella of the Anambra Amalgamated Traders Association had threatened that the closure would affect the internally generated revenue of the state and also have a multiplier effect on over 75,000 of its members.
New Telegraph, June 13, 2018
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