Gov. Ganduje goes after tricycle operators in Kano

Kano Govt. to follow blasphemy case to logical conclusion — Ganduje

Former Kano governor Abdullahi Ganduje

By Bosede Olufunmi

Governor Abdullahi Ganduje will soon unveil a new transport system within the metropolis in Kano state.

Mr Baffa Babba-Dan’agundi, the Managing Director of the Kano State Traffic Agency made this known while briefing newsmen on the prolonged strike embarked upon by tricycle operators in the State.

The tricycle operators had embarked on strike to protest the introduction of the operational permit by the government.

However, Babba-Dan’agundi said: “The Government will unveil the new transport system because we want to check the monopoly in the transportation system, as is the case now.

“Arrangements have already reached advanced stage to provide residents with a means of transportation.

“The tricycle operators went on strike because of the introduction of the operational permit. The state government has reduced the cost from N100,000 to N8,000, to enable them to pay.

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“Even though some of them have paid, others do not want to pay government revenue and the law says they should pay.

“They don’t want to respect the law, they think the security they are getting is for nothing. I don’t have any authority to say they must resume work.

“However, they do not have any authority to tell me not to ask for their particulars and not to arrest them and take appropriate action against them,” he said.

Babba-Dan’agundi said the government is concerned over security and not just the revenue aspect.

“Some of them perpetuate criminal acts with the tricycles, they don’t want to register,” he said.

Meanwhile, Ganduje has directed the agency to assist those whose tricycles were damaged by some thugs when they decided not to join the strike.


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