The Oyo State Government said it is prepared to collaborate with the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) to ensure that no motorcycle runs within the State without a registered number plate and identification.
This was disclosed by the Oyo State Board of Internal Revenue Chairman, Mr. Adebowale Olufemi Awakan, on Thursday during a familiarization visit to the board by Corps Commander Joshua Oluwafemi Adekanye, the new Sector Commander of the Federal Road Safety Corps.
The Chairman noted that commercial motorcycles, also known as “Okadas,” are widely used for transportation in Oyo State, particularly in the Oke Ogun side and Many of these motorcycles operate without registered number plates, which is a crucial piece of documentation.
He claimed that the situation posed a threat to the state’s security and asked the Federal Road Safety Corps, Oyo State Command, for help in making sure that all motorcycles operating in Oyo State have registered number plates and identification information.
Additionally, Mr. Awakan guaranteed a cordial working relationship with the new Federal Road Safety Sector Commander and the FRSC as a whole and said that an enforcement effort will soon begin to ensure that any motorcycles that are not properly registered are confiscated.
Corps Commander Joshua Oluwafemi Adekanye, who has recently been assigned to the Oyo State Command, defined the visit’s goal as familiarizing the group with the Oyo State Board of Internal Revenue as a significant stakeholder in terms of the federal agency.
Corps Commander J.O. Adekanye stated that Oyo State placed fifth in the most recent FRSC ranking, which indicates that Oyo State is performing very well in terms of revenue generation.
“The major reason for this visit is to familiarize ourselves with our State Board of Internal Revenue, the Oyo State Board of Internal Revenue is a serious stakeholder as far as FRSC is concerned, I also want to put it on record that in the last rating from the headquarters in Abuja, Oyo State came 5th and the meaning of this is that Oyo State is doing very well in terms of revenue generation.”
Therefore, he gave the State his word that he was ready to cooperate with other stakeholders in a way that would improve its revenue base.