Akwa Ibom State Governor, Mr Udom Emmanuel has, with immediate effect, banned the use of motorcycles across the state from 10pm till 6am daily.
The restriction covers all types of motorcycles without exception, including power bikes of all kinds.
Secretary to the State Government,
Dr. Emmanuel Ekuwem, in a statement on Saturday in Uyo, the state capital, said security agencies have been directed to strictly enforce the ban.
The statement regretted the inconvenience that the decision will cause law abiding citizens, but added that it was a product of considered reasoning.
It added that the decision was taken in the overall interest of the security of lives and property, which is the primary responsibility of any government.