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OPINION: Okada (Motorcycle Taxi) Is A Gainful Business – By Shamsu Jamilu Jirgi

OPINION: Okada (Motorcycle Taxi) Is A Gainful Business – By Shamsu Jamilu Jirgi

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Being a business that has been in existence for scores of decade in Nigeria, Okada is a word emanated from Yoruba Language which means motorcycle, from there it transformed to motorcycle riding as a business (motorcycle taxi). It is a business of low socio-economic

class of individuals, mostly youth and somewhat elderly ones. They do it as a work in order to be self-reliant and to support their family, even though it is considered to be a zany business to some category of people including some parts of government.

 

Looking at the way some state governments rebuffed the deal peculiarly within the capital cities, it pained some Okada riders on one part, and on the other part the way some people are chewing over the business as a relegated artefact is in sooth, a gloomy to the riders to such an extent that profuse Okada riders steered clear of the profession while others substituted it by riding tricycle which now a days is accustomed by government and some community members.

 

Despite all the hindrance that the occupation has, still its

remunerative nature instigated some people to even sold their momentous properties; farms, animals, plots inter alia, and bought motorcycle just for their unfading believe in the dealing. Indeed they were right, because it is run-of-the-mill to see an okada rider with so many commodities including house(s) and good socio-economic status all gained from okada, this is apparently part of what makes the business a cash cow.

 

Nonetheless, people from cities and remote areas are being captivated by this business, in which the former have the advantage of friendship with their conventional city men and people of remote areas, beside the profitable zeal that brings them out of their respective houses, while the later are blessed to have garden-fresh background which perhaps is dissimilar to their own inaguaral one.  Really okada, socializes, educates and financially uplifts.

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