From Umar Danladi Ado, Sokoto
Sokoto State Government has issued a 30-day ultimatum to all commercial motorcycles and tricycles operating across the state to register their personal information (biodata), aimed at curtailing the insecurity menace ravaging the state.
Failure to comply with the directives may result in the total ban of any commercial motorcycles operating in the state.
The Special Adviser on Special Duties to the State Governor, Hon. Muhammad Sa’idu Gumburawa stated this in Sokoto, recently.
Gumburawa explained that the collation of the motorcycle data and verification exercise commenced in October and is expected to end in this month.
He said the excise became necessary so as to checkmate and control the commercial bikes operation in view of the incessant cases of banditry attacks being reported in the state.
He also said the exercise would enable the government to have an authentic record and documentation of commercial motorcycle and tricycle riders working in the state.
He assured that after the exercise, registration number would be issued to the owner of the motorcycle for easy identification in addition with reflecting jackets.
Gumburarawa therefore advised the commercial vehicle operators across the state to support the project and desist from any illegal act that may cause insecurity.
According to him, all the motorcycles operating in the state must participate and should be endorsed by their district heads.
The Special Adviser urged those commercial vehicle operators who are not indigenes of the state and operating in the state to bring their endorsement letter from their state of origins.