“No Going Back on Accreditation of Tricyclists in Kano”- MD KAROTA
The Managing Director, Kano State Road and Traffic Agency (KAROTA) Hon. Baffa Dan Agundi, has vowed that there would be no going back on the accreditation and registration policy by the state government for tricyclist operators in the state.
Baffa made this known on Friday during a press conference after some tricyclists operators embarked on demonstration to protest against the new policy which they say its a move to further frustrate their source of livelihood.
He warned that, government would not continue to fold its hands, sit and watch criminals hide under the guise of tricyclist riders and perpetrate crime in the state as my residents have fallen victims he said.
Dan Agundi explained that the leadership of their Union were properly consulted and carried along as such, every member who wishes to continue business in Kano must abide by the state rules and registrations.
He warned that any one found operating in the state without proper registration and accreditation after the period of time set aside for the exercise will have himself to be blamed.
Areas where demonstrations took place include; ‘yan kaba, zoo road, sharada, Maiduguri road and Zaria road by Ado Beyero flyover bridge where the protesters stop tricyclists who refused to join the protest forcing them to drop off their passengers.
Trouble was averted in the state by quick intervention of relevant security agencies after the demonstrators who were already becoming rowdy were Dispersed.
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The MD call on law abiding citizens to accord the state government every needed support to move the state forward and urging those concerned to adhere to the directives of the Agency.
According to the new policy, every tricyclist operator will pay a total sum of N18,000 yearly as tax which is N50 per day then the sum of N8000 for tracker attached to one’s registration number and identity card.
With this, the state government hopes to ascertain the exact number of those operating in the state with their profiles which would enable easy tracing when the need for such arises.