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Mixed reactions trails ban of motorcycles in Kaduna

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Combined reactions have continued to path the ban of bikes, recognition generally known as Okada in Kaduna State.

Recall that the state authorities on Wednesday banned using bikes within the state.

The Commissioner for Inside Safety and Dwelling Affairs, Samuel Aruwan had mentioned the ban which took impact on September 30, 2021, was a results of a safety menace.

However residents in Kaduna and environs have decried the current improvement saying the ban on using bikes was merely to starve them to demise, seeing that lots of them are out of jobs, and survive by driving machines.

Others who use bikes as a method of transportation to their locations of labor are additionally fearful that with out bikes, no automobile can penetrate the street resulting in their locations of labor.

For the reason that ban on bikes, businessmen and ladies, together with college students discover it troublesome to get to their administrative center and faculties.

Dr. Samuel Obochi who works in Kaduna State College (KASU), mentioned “it has change into troublesome for me to get to work as a result of I typically climb motorbike from my dwelling to the place I might get a bus to city. Now, that the ban takes impact, I ponder how I’m going to manage.”

He lamented that since his automotive was stolen a number of months in the past, he depends totally on bikes.

Additionally, Mrs. Chinyere Owubike who mentioned she sells on wholesales at Kawo-Kaduna defined that she makes use of bikes to convey her foodstuff to inside villages the place vehicles and lorries can’t enter.

She mentioned because the ban took impact, she has no choice than to shut a few of her outlets in some neighbouring villages.

” It’s a huge problem for me now, as a result of most locations I am going, I all the time use a motorcycle. Now, it’s troublesome for me now.

Additionally, a federal civil servant, Mr. Linus Obudu who works in Kawo-secretariat mentioned with the ban, he has to relocate to a different state as a result of, he’ll discover it troublesome to satisfy up, in his administrative center and not using a motorbike.

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