– Registration starts with Okada/Keke Napep, Micra operators
Oyo State Government today announced it will commence a residents registration exercise on Monday next week.
Disclosing this in a statement is the Special Assistant (ICT) to Governor Seyi Makinde, Mr. Bayo Akande. He said that the exercise will begin with the commercial transport workers (Okada, tricycle, Micra and bus drivers) at various locations in Ibadan.
Akande said: “Once the pilot phase is concluded successfully, we intend going on to other sectors across the entire LGAs in the state.
”He explained further that officials involved in the registration will issueID cards to every Okada and tricycle riders as well as reflective jackets customised with the rider’s unique registration number.
On the benefits of the exercise, Akande explained that the benefits of starting with the transport sector is that it will give Oyo State the opportunity to deal with the security concerns that usually emanat”e from the sector.”
He said: “As of the 6th of August, 2021; the first training of enumerators has begun. The trainees include officers of OYRTMA, and staff of MIC as supervisors. The consultants in charge of the project will guide them through the process of registering individuals onto the platform.
“The OYRTMA officers will also act as enforcers of the project for their sector after registration is completed.
“For security during the process, we have engaged with the Amotekun Commandant such that officers of the Amotekun Corps will be present at each registration point.
“Location of each of these registration points for the pilot phase will be shared accordingly.
“Some of the benefits of the scheme include access to Government incentives, health and vehicle insurance amongst others.
“These benefits are unquantifiable, especially in the areas of health and security.”