NIGERIA: National Council On Transportation Seeks Ban Of Commercial Motorcycles

The National Council on Transport has proposed a ban of the use of motorcycles as commercial means of transport in Nigeria.

The proposal for the ban was made by the National Council on Transport after its annual conference in Enugu State and endorsed by the Minister of Transport, Sen. Idris Umar.

A statement from the Federal Ministry of Transport signed by Adeyemi Shobajo stated that the ban was one of the measures proposed towards adequate provision of safety and secure transportation in Nigeria.

It said the recommendation was contained in a statement of the week long meeting which had in attendance all the state commissioners of transport, permanent secretaries, directors and officials in the federal and state ministries of transport across the country.

The council advised all states in the federation to henceforth discourage the use of commercial motorcycles as a means of public transportation.

Some states and the Federal Capital Territory, FCT had banned the operation of commercial motorcycles in their city centres.

Source: World Stage
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