Aminu Masari, the Executive Governor of Katsina State, has signed an executive order that will halt the use of motorcycles and tricycles in the state between the hours of 7:00pm and 6:00am.
The Motorcycle and Tricycle Restriction Movement 2020 order will take effect from January 20, the this was revealed by the state’s Attorney-General, Ahmed El-Mazuq.
According to section 5, subsection 2 of the 1999 constitution as amended conferred on the governor power to sign the order.
The order is Motorcycle and Tricycle Restriction Movement 2020. Under the order, he has prohibited the movement of motorcycles statewide from the hours of 7:00pm to 6:00am with effect from 20th January 2020.
Though, there are exceptions. The order shall not apply to the members of the armed forces, the police, Soldiers other paramilitary agencies like the FRSC, immigration, civil defence, customs and other security agencies.
The majority of the abductions and other criminal activities are perpetrated within these hours using this means of transportation. People are not restricted to move, they can use motor vehicles.