Nasarawa Bans Operations of Commercial Motorcycles, Tricycles


Igbawase Ukumba in Lafia

The Nasarawa State Government wednesday banned all commercial motorcycles and tricycles operations in the state in order to control and contain the spread of COVID-19.

This was contained in the state government proclamation No.4, issued and signed by the state Governor, Abdullahi Sule.

The order equally restricted the use of private motorcycle to only one passenger per bike and only in other parts of the state not placed on total lockdown.

It further directed all security personnel, government functionaries and traditional rulers to ensure full compliance with the proclamation, stressing that security patrols will be intensified to ensure full compliance, even as it warned that defaulters will be prosecuted in accordance with the law.

According to the proclamation, “It has become necessary to take these measures as a result of the continued violation by commercial motorcycle operators of the restriction on human and vehicular movement and total lockdown of Karu Local Government Area as well as curfew imposed in all urban centres of the state between the hours of 8pm and 6am daily.”

The governor said the proclamation was in line with the powers conferred on him pursuant to Paragraph 7 of the Nasarawa State Dangerous Infectious Diseases (Emergency Prevention) Regulation 2020, adding that it has become imperative to issues these directives in order to protect the citizens of the state.

“The issuance of this restriction remains necessary to protect the citizens of the state from possibility of contracting the disease from infiltrators and to minimise the potential for spread,” Sule maintained.