Sha’aban Sharada blasts Ganduje on tricycle ban

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By Aminu Kutama

The gubernatorial candidate of the Kano State Action Democratic Party (ADP) and a member of the House of Representatives, Sha’aban Ibrahim Sharada, has condemned in totality the ban of tricycles on major roads, without due consultations and provision of alternatives for operators.

Shaaban who criticized the ban on tricycles on major state roads by the state government warned that the action negates the principles of human development.

Sha’aban Ibrahim Sharada made the statement in a press statement made available to newsmen by his campaign council spokesperson, Abbas Yushau Yusuf in Kano.

He said at a time when the government is supposed to come up with ideas to address youth restiveness and divert their attention from crimes and drug abuse, it is rather focused on the path of persecution.

Honorable Sharada, who is the Chairman of the House of Representatives Committee on Intelligence and National Security, sympathized with commuters and tricycle operators over the hardships being inflicted on them by the government.

He said even though the transportation system in Kano State is in urgent need of a total overhaul, the manner in which the current administration is going about it signals an absolute disregard for the livelihood and welfare of the good people of Kano State.

“This measure will subject pregnant women, schoolchildren, and hardworking citizens to unwarranted trekking, leading to the loss of productivity or even lives,” the statement read.

“In addition, it will retard the economic well-being of the tricycle owners, operators, repairers, oil and spare part merchants, as well as the millions of Kano people who eke out a living from the operation of the tricycles,” he added.

The ADP gubernatorial candidate blamed the Kano state government for pursuing policies that forced the populace to rely on tricycles in the first place.

“Such policies include the deliberate disregard for metropolitan roads as well as the uncontrolled allocation of parking spaces that makes car owners prefer the tricycles over their own vehicles.”

He added that the government should have brought out a plan that will alleviate the sufferings of commuters and engage the tricycle value chain in economic activities that will replace their lost earnings.

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