Dispatch riders in Rivers state have repeated their call on Governor Wike to lift the ban stopping them from carrying out operations in the state since January this year.
During a protest on Tuesday, the logistics operators say they have done all that is required of them, including profiling by the Department of State Service, with no announcement for them to go back to business.
This is not the first time the dispatch riders have tried to convince Governor Wike that their business is legitimate. Desperate to return to their source of livelihood, the dispatch riders on Tuesday morning took to the streets of Port Harcourt, going as far as to the Government House,
In January this year, Governor Wike imposed a ban, criminalizing the use of motorcycles for any purpose but with a caveat that those who use motorcycles for their business must come for registration at his office.
Despite the constraints, the president of the Port Harcourt logistics owners Association Amuche Authur says members have complied with the governor’s directive.
He says it is hard to believe that up till now the government is yet to give them the go-ahead to return to work.
The Rivers state government had persistently argued that most criminals use motorcycles for their escape and that the ban was to try to protect the citizens.