Sha’aban Ibrahim Sharada, a member of the House of Representatives and the Action Democratic Party (ADPcandidate )’s for governor in Kano State, has strongly denounced the decision to outlaw tricycles on key thoroughfares without adequate notice or an alternative for operators.
Shaaban stated that the state government’s decision to forbid tricycles from traveling on important state roads violates the ideals of human development.
In a press release made accessible to journalists in Kano by the campaign council spokesperson Abbas Yushau Yusuf, Sha’aban Ibrahim Sharada made the claim.
He claimed that the government is more intent on the route of persecution at a time when it should be coming up with solutions to deal with adolescent restlessness and divert their attention from crimes and drug misuse.
The head of the House of Representatives’ Committee on Intelligence and National Security, Ibrahim Sharada, expressed sympathy for commuters and tricycle drivers who were allegedly subjected to hardship by the state government.
Even if Kano’s transportation system urgently needs to be completely overhauled, the way the current administration is going about it, according to him, shows a complete contempt for the lives and wellbeing of locals.
The loss of productivity or even life will result from this measure’s unjustified travelling of expectant ladies, schoolchildren, and productive individuals.
The economic well-being of tricycle owners, operators, repairers, oil and spare part merchants, as well as the millions of Kano residents who make a meager living from operating tricycles, will also be hampered. Added he.
The Kano State administration was held accountable by the ADP’s candidate for governor for enacting policies that led to the population’s initial reliance on tricycles.
Such practices include the willful disdain for city streets and the arbitrary distribution of parking places, which leads automobile owners to choose tricycles to their own vehicles.
He asserted that the government needs to have developed a strategy to lessen commuter misery and involve the tricycle value chain in economic activities to make up for their lost income.
To usher in an administration that will involve stakeholders in every decision, Sha’aban urged Kano residents to support the ADP in the upcoming election.
“All interested parties will be given with the ADP’s integrated transport management strategy for Kano State for their assessment and review.”
“We will also make sure that all parties involved are actively involved in the effective implementation of all of our government’s policies.” Added he.
Sha’aban questioned what the government has done to mitigate the impact of limiting tricycle riders on every Road, despite assertions that it has introduced new buses. Once more, the government omitted to inform us of the number of buses to be employed on each route or the locations where they would stop after picking up passengers.
When Sharada asked how many bus stops the Kano government had built for that purpose, she responded that there is also a specific lane for mass transit operators in industrialized countries when they pick up and drop off people.
Will the buses satisfy passengers’ needs as they arise in nations where they use public transit?
In addition, the candidate for governor said that when such policies are implemented, the public should be informed of the number of passengers that the buses are expected to carry, the schedule of pick-up and drop-off times, and the cost of the tickets. the methods for purchasing tickets and the best times to do so.
Sharada called the policy “dictatorial,” noting that it was made by the state government for the benefit of the people but that it had been left in the hands of a select group of people.
He pointed out that in developed nations, there is an announcement of the time the buses will arrive at the bus stop, alerting passengers.
Sharada asserted that the government’s policy, which limits the tricycle operators at this crucial moment, was developed without adequate stakeholder consultation and public education.