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The Spiritual Director of Adoration Ministry, Rev. Fr. Ejike Mbaka, has condemned the decision of Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State to ban the operations of motorcycles popularly known as Okada, tricycle, and tipper-truck in three local government areas of the State.
The Catholic priest claimed the governor took the decision without thinking of the consequences of the ban and its effect on the poor.
Ugwuanyi had on Thursday after an emergency security meeting signed Executive Order No.1: 2022, banning operations of tricycle (Keke), motorcycle (Okada), and tipper-truck in entire Nkanu East, Nkanu West, and some communities in Enugu South Local Government Area.
But Mbaka in a video message, which our correspondent obtained on Sunday, advised the governor to rescind the ban, warning of the dire consequences that might steam from the ban.
Mbaka said, ‘I have been asking and pleading that they should release Nnamdi Kanu. It appeared as if once Nnamdi Kanu is arrested banditry, crisis, killings will end, instead, after he had been arrested things worsened. Situations are worsening every day which now proves that holding him has not provided any solution.
‘Anybody who makes a law that should not be made should be ready to face the consequences. The poor masses should not continue to suffer and suffer and suffer. And I am pleading with the leaders of Enugu State, There is no job.
‘If some people don’t go out with their Keke, their parents, wives, and children will not eat. Their sick mothers will not take any medicine. If you catch any Keke person that commits any crime, punish the person. You cannot generalise the sin of one to everybody. No.’
The Eastern Updates had earlier reported that the ban was imposed sequel to the emergency security meeting with chairmen and major stakeholders including traditional rulers and Presidents General of the communities in five local government areas of Enugu South, Enugu East, Enugu North, Nkanu East and Nkanu West LGAs.
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