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Passengers stranded as Kano tricycle operators begin strike 

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Passengers stranded as Kano tricycle operators begin strike 

Passengers were stranded in Kano on Monday after a week-long strike started by tricycle operators.

The development reduced the traffic stagnation normally experienced in the city as a result of the high number of tricycles.

Most of the passengers were left with no choice but to suspend their local trips within the metropolis or to walk.

Abdullahi Ali, a passenger, lamented the strike and said it will affect many people because the tricycle remains the main means of transportation within the metropolis.

He urged the government and the aggrieved parties to resolve the matter amicably.

Nura Yusuf, a parent, said the strike would also affect students because some parents rely on tricycles to transport their children to schools.

The secretary of the Kano State Transport Associations Forum, Malam Ashiru Sallau, distanced the union from the strike.

“The Union did not instruct its members to go on strike. Some of our members resolved to make the decision, not under our umbrella.

“We sat down and discussed with the government when it introduced some measures regarding our operations. We ask the government to remove some of them to allow our members to continue to earn a living.

“It is in the process that some members decided to go on strike, and not with our mandate. We are seeing what is happening in other states where they banned tricycle operations.

“The strike is the decision of some members who do not want to obey the rules and regulations,” he said.

Kano State Highway and Transport Agency KAROTA Public Relations Officer Nabulisi Abubakar said tricycle operators were protesting the payment of the N8,000 permit ordered by the state government.

He said the agency would inform the media about new developments.

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