TENSION AS KADUNA BEGINS ENFORCEMENT OF BAN ON OKADA, RESTRICTION ON KEKE

The Kaduna State Government on Saturday began the enforcement of the ban on motorcycles and restrictions of tricycles from 6 am to 7 pm.

Recall that the state government had banned the use of motorcycles for commercial purposes, or riding to work, and also placed restrictions on tricycles.

Tricycles will only be allowed to operate from 6.00 am to 7.00 pm. The government said the order which takes effect from September 30, 2021, was to curtail the activities of bandits.

The enforcement on the ban of motorcycles for transportation or commercial purposes applies to everyone, including law enforcement agents who ride their motorcycles to their various places of work.

Many workers, businessmen, and women, including law enforcement agents; police, NSCDC, immigration, Nigeria Correctional Service have no option but to wait for commercial buses and tricycles which were scanty.

Many passengers, workers were seeing stranded as the number of buses, tricycles plying the road were insufficient for passengers.

With the enforcement of the ban, many whose relatives take ill in the night and need require to be taken to the hospital will have to wait till the following morning.

In Kakuri, Sabo-Tasha, Angwar Sule, and neighbouring villages, the team of security personnel maned various motorcycle routes, arresting anyone who refused to comply with the government’s directives.

A motorcyclist, Mr. Joseph Elaigwu, who rides within Angwar and whose motorcycle was taken away told DAILY POST on Saturday that, he has no work or any means to feed his five children.

“I am frustrated and confused. What next for me now? I have nothing to take care of my children, except the Okada work I do. Now, where will I go from here?” He asked.

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