To instill sanity in the transport system and reduce
traffic congestion, The Plateau State Government has concluded plans to enforce
the ban on commercial motorcycles in the state.
The Commissioner for Information and Communication, Yiljap Abraham,
disclosed this at a press briefing attended by various law enforcement agencies
at the Police Headquarters in Jos.
He said that the move was necessary due to the security challenges in the
state, adding that the law which prohibits the operation of commercial
motorcycle was passed by the Plateau State House of Assembly and was approved
by the State Governor, Jonah Jang in April 2010.
Abraham went further to state that it is high time the law was implemented.
According to him, the government had been sensitive in handling the issue
that has lingered for over two years by sensitising stakeholders, providing
alleviating measures such as tricycles and cabs to cushion the effect the ban
will have on citizens.
Also speaking at the briefing, the Commissioner for Transport, Abdulhammed
Gamzaki said that tricycle operation is also open to adult private individuals
who wish to ply the road, and whose tricycle must be registered under the law.
He added that non-compliance will attract penalties.