Starrys Obazei/November 29, 2022.
The Kano State Government has banned tricycle riders popularly known in the region as “Adaidaita Sahu” from operating on some major metropolis roads within the state, effective November 30.
The order was contained in a statement by the Public Relations Officer of Kano Road Traffic Agency (KAROTA), Nabilusi Na’isa, on Tuesday.
“Adaidaita Sahu drivers (tricycle operators) are prohibited from following Ahmadu Bello Way by Mundubawa road to Gazawa and Tal’udu road to Gwarzo,” KAROTA said
The agency stated that the order was decided after the Kano State Government had provided another means of transportation that will be used to convey passengers on the prohibited roads.
KAROTA added that the government has provided 100 ultra-modern buses and 50 taxis in replacement of the tricycle ban.
It added that the government will also announce when tricycle operators will stop using other major roads in the state once it provides more ultra-modern buses and taxis to ease traffic congestion in Kano city.
The tricycle operator ban, however, will take effect from Wednesday, November 30, 2022.