TRICYCLE OPERATORS’ STRIKE LEAVES COMMUTERS STRANDED IN KANO.
Written by AIGBOKHAEBHO OKHUELEIGBE on January 10, 2022
Tricycle operators in kano on Monday embarked on a strike forcing commuters to trek long distances to their various workplaces as the strike came unannounced.
They commenced an indefinite strike over a series of allegations against the Kano Road Traffic Agency (KAROTA), with some of the allegations including extortion, over-taxing, and bad roads.
The tricycle operators are protesting the 18,500naira levy imposed on each tricycle by the state government
There are over 300,000 tricycles operating in kano.
The State Government was expected to rake in over a 5.5billion naira from the Tricycle operators if they had agreed to pay the levy.
The commercial city of Kano is hard hit by the operators’ withdrawal of their services, leaving thousands of traders and other commuters stranded. Schoolchildren are not left out as schools are expected to resume this Monday after the Christmas and New Year break.
Editor: Anoyoyo Ogiagboviogie