UPDATED : Tricycle riders suspend strike in Kano

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Tricycle riders have suspended their 7 days warning strike that started on Monday.

The riders are to resume full operations from Thursday.

The Lawyer to the Tricycle riders association, Barr. Abba Hikima announced this at a news conference held in Kano on Wednesday evening.

Solacebase reports that the tricycle riders had embarked on a 7-day warning strike to protest the annual N8,500 registration number renewal fees and payment of N100 daily imposed by Kano Road Traffic Agency, KAROTA.

Barr. Hikima said the decision to suspend the strike was taken after a meeting with the Chairman of Nigerian Bar Association, Kano branch, Aminu Gadanya, Department of State Service (DSS) and the Managing Director of Kano Road Traffic Agency, Baffa Babba Dan-Agundi.

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He noted that 12 resolutions were made during the meeting on Wednesday, that include among other things, a review of the license fee, demarcation of designated parking spaces for tricycle operators at markets and other public places, addressing numerous complaints of harassments of the riders by KAROTA officials and the enhancement of mobile courts that will give the riders opportunity to defend themselves.

According to him, the Government has agreed to suspend the issue of riders license untill the 18th of January when the review is expected to be announced.

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In a remark, the representative of the government and Managing Director, Kano Road Traffic Agency, (KAROTA) Baffa Babba Dan’agundi explained that following the deliberations, he is tasked with the responsibility of pleading with the government, under the leadership of the State Governor, Abdullahi Umar Ganduje to consider the downward review of the license fee, among other things.

He added that, ” we will also look at the numerous complaints that were tabled by the representatives of the tricycle operators, most of which bordered around the allegations of harassment of the operators by KAROTA officials”.

Dan’agundi, also expressed renewed commitment towards improving the relationship between the State Road and Traffic Agency and the tricycle operators across the state.

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