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Oyo to capture Okada riders via biometric, Makinde reveals


The Oyo state government has announced plans to begin biometric registration for motorcyclists in the state.

The governor of the state, Seyi Makinde, made this known in Ibadan on Monday.

Makinde said the government would effect the biometric registration plans as part of measures to tackle insecurity.

The governor warned that there is need to tackle insecurity before it gets out of hand.

Makinde spoke while kicking off the 2020 Press Week organised by the Nigerian Union of Journalists (NUJ), Oyo State council.

“We want to know the Okada riders in Oyo State,” the governor said.

“We want to have identity 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.”

The Chairman of NUJ Oyo State council, Ademola Babalola, praised the governor for his support for the media.

Makinde was also conferred with the honour of grand patron of the NUJ in the state.



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