Tons of of business motorbike riders in Kaduna, whose bikes had been seized by regulation enforcement brokers, have pleaded with the state authorities to launch their bikes, vowing by no means to disobey legal guidelines.
Recall that the state authorities, in September, suspended the usage of bikes for industrial functions following the reported instances of kidnapping and killings within the state.
Nevertheless, motorcyclists ignored the order and continued their enterprise.
DAILY POST gathered that a lot of them are out-of-job individuals who obtained loans to purchase bikes to make ends meet.
Regardless of the federal government’s directives on the suspension of bikes within the state, they continued their operation particularly in distant villages and outskirts of the state.
Mr. Yunusa Bamidele, who claimed to have labored on the now-defunct Kaduna Textiles Business (KTL) for 40 years with out fee of his terminal advantages, stated he used the motorbike to feed his seven kids.
Chairman, Bike Riders Affiliation within the state, Mr. Jonathan Musa, advised DAILY POST that because the seizure of their bikes, some households have been with out meals, others who had been assisted by associates and kin, have consumed all they’ve.
“Pondering of the way to feed their households. They can not even do authorities jobs any longer as a result of a few of them are above 60 years outdated,” he stated
Additionally talking in an interview, Musa Sunusi, who additionally labored in Arewa Textiles Restricted (ATL) for 35 years with out fee of his gratuities, stated he by no means dreamed of the scenario he discovered himself in.
“I’ve labored in Arewa Textiles Restricted for 40 years. When the corporate collapsed in 2003, it was promised upon promise that our gratuities could be paid.
“Sadly, as I’m talking to you, nothing was paid. A buddy purchased a motorbike for me. I’ve been using this motorbike for years. It has helped in so some ways. I’ve skilled one in every of my kids from College. He’s nonetheless with me as a result of he has no job.
“Now that the safety has taken this motorbike from me as a result of I used it for industrial functions, it turns into troublesome for me to feed my kids. I’m confused about what to do subsequent,” he stated.
Deacon Abraham Utene, whose motorbike was seized stated he used the motorbike to convey his pregnant spouse to the hospital when she was about to ship.
“I’m not an Okada. I don’t use my motorbike for industrial functions. I used my motorbike to convey my spouse who was about to ship to the hospital. Sadly, they caught me and took my bike away from me.
“All my pleading and clarification to them fell on deaf ears. Now, my motorbike was taken away from me, I’ve no technique of transport, maybe if any of my kids want medical consideration,” he stated.
He appealed to the Kaduna State Authorities to rescind its determination on bikes and tricycles as they’re the one technique of transport that may penetrate the busy environments.
Mohammed Jalige, spokesman of the police command, advised DAILY POST that the motorcyclists will probably be taken to court docket quickly.
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