Kano state government has suspended the ban of male and female plying same tricycle, leading to jubilation in the ancient commercial city.
According to The Nation, Kano state Government took the step following public outcry and outright rejection.
It should be recalled that the Kano State Governor, revealed at the closing ceremony of 77th annual Islamic Vacation Course organised by Zone A of Muslim Society of Nigeria, that people of opposite sex won’t be able to ply same tricycles from 2020.
The Governor has now jettisoned the implementation of the law due to the controversy it has been generating and to safeguard the implementation from degenerating into crisis.
It was gathered that Governor Ganduje had gone into wide consultations and extensive deliberation with top government officials on their views on how to implement the law effective from January 1st,2020.
It was further gathered that he was advised not to implement the law nor make any statement about it considering the volatility of the situation on ground.
‘’You see we had to weigh the option of effecting the law or otherwise. However, considering the feelers we are getting, it may lead to break down of law and order. Because how would those that would enforce the law differentiate a married man and his wife in a tricycle or otherwise, ‘’
‘’Similarly, we viewed it that the law is not new since it has been in existence since the Ibrahim Shekarau administration just that we had wanted to dust it from the shelve for enforcement. So the governor was convinced in the discussions to look the other way and the issue would die a natural death.’’