The Abia State government has issued a warning to security agencies against exploiting innocent citizens while enforcing the reinstated ban on commercial motorcycle operations (Okadas) in Umuahia and Aba metropolis.
The government has clarified that the restriction is not new but a reiteration of a policy put in place by the previous administration. This was disclosed by the Commissioner for Information and Culture, Okey Kanu, in a press briefing after a State Executive Council meeting.
Kanu urged the security agencies to uphold professionalism while enforcing the ban. He explained that the policy is primarily for the safety and protection of the citizens.
In other news, Kanu announced the commencement of the Single Treasury Account (TSA), initiated by Governor Alex Otti. The TSA is expected to begin operation on September 1, 2023, and is designed to enhance transparency and due process.
Kanu emphasized the commitment of the government to the TSA policy, stating that all government payments would be channeled through this single platform.
Unconfirmed sources have informed DAILY POST that some revenue-generating organizations, including transport unions, have approached the state government to tweak the TSA system to allow for ‘reasonable commission’. Whether this request has been granted remains uncertain.