Osun State sex workers have pleaded to the governor of the state to consider the effects of banning motorcyclists from moving around by 8pm. They lamented that this ban is totally going to be an hindrance to their night business.
Oloso Tomi Olowe, the Secretary to the sex workers, said that, although the relaxing of the curfew was a good idea but it does not necessarily have to affect their own business.
She added that the motorcyclists are the backbone of their business as they are in charge of commissioning their movement to customers. She, therefore, pleaded to the governor to consider the ban as a ban on their business also.
“It is the Okada men that help us get customers, sometimes; they are even the middlemen who get commission after taking us to and fro the customer’s place.
“We plead with our Governor, Adegboyega Oyetola to be considerate and allow Okada riders more freedom to operate for our sake”, she said.
At the early hours of today, the state government of Osun relaxed the curfew and restricted motor cycles from moving around after 8pm. They insisted that the curfew did not extend to these commercial motorcyclists and are expected not to work beyond 8pm.
“Osun State government wishes to reiterate that the closing time for Okada operations is still 8:00pm. This is regardless of the full relaxation of curfew in the State.
“The government also implores all commercial motorcyclists who are yet to register, to do so promptly.
“As at today, records show that more 8000 forms have been issued. The government commends those who have complied and enjoined those who have not to do so quickly with their unit leaders.”