The Ogun State Government has warned the okada riders dislodged from the major Lagos roads to steer clear of the state.
The Special Adviser to the Governor on Public Communications, Remmy Hazzan, said this in a statement on Wednesday.
The government was reacting to a statement attributed to the Chairman, Caretaker Committee on Transportation in the state, Femi Adeniyi, who was on Monday reported to have assured the Lagos motorcyclists that they would be welcomed in Ogun
Hazzan said nobody had been authorised to speak on the issue on behalf of the government.
He said the state did not have the capacity to cope with the security challenges the influx of the okada operators from Lagos would pose.
Hazzan said using motorcycles for commercial operation was not in the schedule of the National Transportation Policy.
The special adviser said only genuine businessmen and foreign investors would be received by the state.