Eleven years after, Yobe State Government, North-East Nigeria, has lifted the ban on the use of motorcycles in 7 Local Government Areas of the State.
Special Adviser on Security Affairs to Governor Mai Mala Buni, Brigadier General Dahiru Abdulsalam (Rtd), who disclosed this to newsmen in a statement on Monday in Damaturu said, the action followed improvement in security
The statement explained that the ban on the riding of motorcycle has been lifted with effect from 6th March, 2023 in the seven Local Government Areas of Zone ‘A’ which include: Bursari, Damaturu, Geidam, Gujba, Gulani, Tarmuwa and Yunusari.
It added that the ban is lifted with the following conditions:
“Motorbikes are to operate between 6am and 6pm daily.
“Motorbikes are not to be used for commercial purposes ‘Achaba’.
“There will be no conveyance of passengers on motorbikes. Only a rider will be allowed without any other person on the motorbike.
“There should be proper registration, licensing, and documentation of all motorbikes and riders in the affected LGAs by the Yobe State Road Traffic Management Agency, YOROTA, and the Yobe State Vehicle Licensing Authority.
“All owners of motorcycles are to operate within their respective Local Governments Areas only and there should be no conveyance of passengers as violators of these conditions would be sanctioned in accordance with extant rules and regulations,” it said.
The statement, therefore, directed all Security Agencies to monitor and ensure strict compliance with the directives.
Recall that the ban on the use of motorcycles in the state was due to insurgency 11 years ago.
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