By Adewuyi Simeon
The Niger State government has
on Friday placed a restriction on the operation of motorcycles and tricycles popularly known as Okada and Keke NAPEP respectively.
Our correspondent reports that the development followed the chaos that erupted amongst youth restiveness” that led to the looting and destruction of properties which however led to disruption of peace in Minna, the state capital.
In a statement issued on friday by the state Governor Abubakar Sani Bello, said the state quickly took the decision to nip in the bud all forms of disturbances by restricting the movement” of motorcycles and tricycles.
“The restriction order commences from Friday, 9th April 2021. Therefore, the period allowed for the operators of commercial motorcycles and tricycles is now between 6:00 am to 9:00 pm under strict compliance with laid down traffic rules and regulations which include the use of reflective jacket, plate number among others. There will be stop and search of other vehicles that are allowed movement within the period by security agents.”the statement read