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Onitsha the commercial nerve centre of the State, yesterday witnessed the absence of commercial motorcyclists following the State government’s ban on their operations, which had commenced in earnest.
A visit to major streets in the area including Oguta road, Awka road as well as the D.M.G.S round about, witnessed only vehicular and human traffic.
Speaking to the ABS a passer-by, Mr Austin Igbokwe, noted that the ban will not only restore sanity, but help in decongesting the city.
On his part, a trader Mr James Nwugo, described the ban as a right step in a positive direction.
Meanwhile, some well meaning citizens who spoke to our correspondent Emengini Osadebe commended the State government for taking such a bold step saying that the ban will help reduce accidents on the highways, as well as help check crime and criminalities across the State.
Chief Umeano and Mrs. Eunice Okafor, while commending Governor Willie Obiano for taking the bold step encouraged commercial motorcyclists to key into the State government’s palliative for them to enhance their living standards.
Contributing, Mr Emmanuel Obi who expressed joy at the level of sanity recorded on the roads due to absence of commercial motorcyclists, said it will help the people develop the zeal of trekking to their various destinations which he noted is part of exercise which will make them keep fit.
Mr. Monday Okafor said the ban will help in maintaining good environment and improve the corporate image of the State.

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