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Kano bans operation of tricycle on major roads

The Kano State Government has banned tricycles from riding on some expressways within the metropolis.

The Managing Director of Kano Road Traffic Agency, Alhaji Baffa Babba Agundi disclosed this while briefing the media in Kano.

Alhaji Baffa explained that the decision was part of efforts to decongest traffic and ensure sanity within the metropolis.

He said forthwith tricycle operators were banned from riding on Hadejia Road, from Mundubawa round about to Gezawa, and also from Tal’udu to Gwarzo roundabout.

He said to ensure that the public does not face any hardship or inconveniences as a result of the decision, modern mass transit buses and taxis have already started operations on the routes.

Alhaji Baffa Babba Dan’agundi however explained that the green tricycles that carries Goods were exempted from the decision.

“To augment Tricycle riders who may lose their jobs as a result of the directives, the government had started giving tricycle and taxis to drivers through kano state investment and property.

Reacting , the Chairman, Tricycle Riders Association, Kano chapter, Alhaji Mansur Tanimu urged members to be law-abiding, saying they will table their complaints before the government to ensure smooth resolution.

Some tricycle operators including Malam Abdu Musa and Abba Musa Ibrahim said the decision was too harsh and would affect them negatively.

The enforcement of the ban on tricycles begins from Wednesday, 30th November 2022.

Reporting by Abdullahi Jalaluddeen; Editing by Oluwaseyi Ajibade and Annabel Nwachukwu