Why We Suspend Implementation Of Men, Women On Same Tricycle Policy-Kano Hisbah
Kano State Hisbah Board has revealed that the policy banning opposite sexes riding in the same tricycle in the state is still on board and that it only suspend the implementation of the policy initially schedule for 1st January 2020.
Solacebase had earlier on Monday reports that Kano state government has suspended the implementation of the policy scheduled to commence tomorrow,1st January 2020.
Commander General Kano Hisbah Board, Sheikh Harun Ibn-Sina at a news conference on Tuesday held at the Board’s headquarters confirmed the development.
According to him, the policy was not a newly adopted policy as it has been in existence since 2005 adding that, the ban policy has not been suspended but rather the implementation.
Represented by the board’s Director-General Dr Aliyu Musa Aliyu, the Commander General stated that, the present leadership of the board had only wanted to implement the policy as it were since 2005 and that, in the process, a discussion session was conducted with the various unions of the tricycle operators in the state which he said had given rise to the unions demand to be given some time to communicate to their members.
“The leadership of the tricycle unions that we have engaged in discussion on the issue have forwarded to us their request to us demanding that, time should be given to them to communicate to their members what the policy entails as there are three major penalties attached to the violation. It is in light of fairness, equity and justice that, the board obliged their request and halted the implementation of the ban scheduled to commenced January 1st to give them room for proper information dissemination,” said the DG.
This new development had confirmed Solacebase‘s earlier report on the suspension of the ban by Kano state government and it could be recalled that, with the earlier announcement made by the board on its intention to impose the ban, various bodies in the state have expressed their concern on the issue leading to the recent board’s pronouncement.