Niger state government place ban on motorcycles (okada) in minna

Barely a month after motorcycles were banned in kano state, Niger State Governor Dr Muazu Babangida Aliyu has announced the ban on the use of the commercial motor cycles in the state capital, Minna, just as he purchased 1,000 tricycles for intra-city transportation to replace the motor cycle operation.
Governor, Muazu Babangida Aliyu, made the announcement while launching the tricycles at the trade fair complex Minna. He said that the ban had become imperative in view of the prevailing security situation, especially in the north.
He said that from the expiration of the three weeks, no commercial motor cyclist would be allowed to operate all within the state capital.
Similarly, the governor has asked the Ministry of Transport to ensure that all rickety vehicles are impounded and cleared from the roads, and in the process has introduced stiff penalty for those found driving unserviceable vehicles in the state.To bring the cost of the tricycles within the reach of the ordinary people, the government has decided to subsidize its cost, as each vehicle would cost N400,000 as against N624,000.

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