Governor Gboyega Oyetola of Osun has cautioned motorcyclists against aiding kidnappers and ritualists in the state.
Oyetola said this while addressing members of amalgamated body of Osun Commercial Okada Riders of Nigeria at a rally in Osogbo on Wednesday.
The rally was organised by the riders to celebrate the recent victory of the governor at the Supreme Court.
He urged them to ensure that criminals are prevented from infiltrating their ranks, assuring them that his administration would protect their interests.
“I implore you to always abide by the rules and regulations. Do away with unscrupulous individuals among you who are fond of aiding kidnappers and ritualists,’’ the governor said.
Oyetola said his administration remained committed to supporting all citizens by prioritising their welfare.
“I must reassure you of our commitment to building a state aspired to by all.
“We will not renege on our promises to take care of your welfare’’ he said.
Oyetola commended the motorcyclists for the honour given to him and the state.
In his remarks, chairman of the association, Ismail Tiamiyu, said its members would continue to support the government in moving the state forward.
Tiamiyu said the rally was organised to identify with the governor and demonstrate the loyalty and commitment of the riders to his administration.
“We will continue to support the state in our own little way, to be part of success story of this government,’’ he said.