BY OLORUNFERANMI ODOFIN
Ondo State government has given all taxi drivers three months ultimatum to register.
The Senior Special Assistant to governor Olowarotimi Akeredolu on special duties and strategy Dr Doyin Odebowale gave the directive while addressing newsmen in Akure, the state capital.
Dr Odebowale said registration for each cab would take two thousand naira and the likewise per taxi driver with the state information technology agency, SITA.
The Governor’s special Assistant hinged the new cab registration on the alleged security lapses on the account of some fraudulent cab drivers in the state.
He said temporary stickers would be boldly imprinted on vehicles with identity cards to the registered drivers while the private vehicles serving as cabs would be impounded.
Dr Odebowale also urged passengers to always patronize the registered cabs noting that the effort was to secure their lives and property from the hands of some criminally minded people masquerading as cab drivers in the state.
Contributing, the Permanent Secretary ministry of transportation, Mr Ogundele Kayode enjoined the public to cooperate with government noting that all defaulters would be sent out of the roads.