The Kano State Government led by Gov.Abdullahi Ganduje has banned persons of opposite genders from plying same commercial tricycles across the state.
According to Commander General of Hisbah Board, Harun Ibn-Sina, who represented the governor at the closing ceremony of 77th annual Islamic Vacation Course (IVC) organised by Zone A of Muslim Society of Nigeria (MSSN) held at Bayero University, Kano, the order will be effective from January, 2020, an official has announced.
He added that the new order is towards upholding Islamic values which is core to the Ganduje administration.
Bittertruth Media recalls that 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 after Mr Shekarau’s government banned commercial motorcyclists from conveying women.
However, since Mr Shekarau’s exit as governor, tricycles have been allowed to carry people of both sexes, a move the state government has now said will be changed.
Meanwhile, Nigerians have reacted differently to the directive. Some faulted the policy of the governor insisting that Nigeria is a secular state.