Ahmed who distributed the motorcyles at Government House explained that the empowerment scheme for Commercial Motorcycle riders adds to the list of life transforming programmes by the present administration since inception.
The distribution of the motorcycles popularly called Okada, according to the governor, is a testimony of the present administration to sustain Okada riding business as an alternative means of transportation instead of banning it.
It would be recalled that the governor had promised in the past not to ban Okada in the state.
He recalled that in 2013, the government harmonized the army of Okada groups spread across the state into seven bodies for easy management and security, describing Okada riders in the state as more matured, organised and law-abiding.
He recalled that his administration flagged off Entrepreneurship scheme in 2012 with the disbursement of N250million loan through cooperative societies and subsequent launched the first phase of the provision of 100 taxis to transporters last year as well as another 50 taxis this year to enhance the material wellbeing of the greatest number of the people.
He said the beneficiaries would join the league of 50, 000 small business owners whose lives had been positively transformed by the administration and promised to do more if re-elected.
Ahmed also called on all eligible Kwarans to come out en masse on Saturday and the 11th of next month to vote "for progress, prosperity and security" as represented by the APC, pointing out that the Army and other security agents deployed to the state were to ensure the security of lives and properties.
The Governor stressed that the stop and search currently going on was to check the movement of dangerous weapons across the state and urged Kwarans to be peaceful and orderly during the elections.
The State Chairman, Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Comrade Faruk Akanbi said the event had debunked the rumour of possible ban on Okada wrong in the state and assured that the labour movement would support the re-election of Governor Ahmed in view of his labour friendly programmes in the state.
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