Kano Govt suspends Law banning opposite sexes from entering same Tricycles

8
107
Kano Govt suspends Law banning opposite sexes from entering same Tricycles

Kano Govt suspends Law banning opposite sexes from entering same Tricycles

The Kano State Government has suspended the implementation of a directive banning persons of opposite genders from plying same commercial tricycles across the state from January 2020.

The spokesperson of the agency responsible for implementing the law, Kano Hisbah Board, Lawan Fagge, disclosed this to Our Source on Tuesday.

The policy, in recent days, had attracted condemnation from Nigerians, especially on social media.

The official said the decision was taken on Monday after consultation with the leadership of commercial tricycle operators “who pleaded for an extension of the implementation date.”

“The law has been suspended till further notice. The decision was taken after consultation with leadership of commercial tricycle operators who pleaded for extending the implementation date,” Mr Fagge said.

Our Source could not immediately confirm from the tricycle operators if they indeed make such a plea.

On Wednesday, the Commander General of Hisbah Board, Harun Ibn-Sina, had announced the banning of men and women from plying same commercial tricycles from January 2020. He made the announcement at the closing ceremony of 77th annual Islamic Vacation Course (IVC) organised by Zone A of Muslim Society of Nigeria (MSSN) which held at Bayero University, Kano.

Our Source reported how Mr Ibn-Sina threatened that any tricyclists found conveying opposite sexes in the same tricycle would be punished with ten lashes or banned for six months.

He told Our Source that the defaulters had an option of N5,000 fine or risk punishment depending on the ‘gravity’ of the offence committed.

He, however, said the law is not applicable to couples, underage children and family members.

Commercial tricycles, popularly known as ‘A daidaita sahu’ in Kano, were introduced by a former governor of Kano, Ibrahim Shekarau, as a means of transportation for women only.

This was after Mr Shekarau’s government banned commercial motorcyclists from conveying women.

Since Mr Shekarau’s exit as governor, however, tricycles had been allowed to convey people of both sexes.

Kano Govt suspends Law banning opposite sexes from entering same Tricycles

8 COMMENTS

  1. Hello there! This blog post couldn’t be written much better!

    Reading through this article reminds me of my previous roommate!
    He always kept talking about this. I most certainly will send this article to him.
    Pretty sure he will have a good read. Many thanks for sharing!

  2. I like the helpful information you provide in your articles.
    I’ll bookmark your blog and check again here frequently. I’m quite certain I will learn many
    new stuff right here! Best of luck for the next!

  3. Aw, this was a really good post. Taking a few minutes and actual
    effort to generate a very good article… but what can I say… I hesitate a whole lot and don’t seem to get nearly anything done.

  4. Appreciating the time and effort you put into your blog and in depth information you provide.
    It’s great to come across a blog every once in a while that isn’t
    the same unwanted rehashed material. Great read!
    I’ve saved your site and I’m adding your RSS feeds to my Google account.

  5. Hi there! I’m at work surfing around your blog
    from my new iphone! Just wanted to say I
    love reading your blog and look forward to all your posts! Keep up the great work!

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here