Emir of Kano, Lamido Sanusi 11, has advised the Federal Government to make it stringent for Nigerians to purchase secondhand vehicles.
At a stakeholders’ workshop organised by the Federal Ministry of Transportation to tackle gaps in public transportation, the former Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria said removing easy access from the poor to own private vehicles will quickly solve the problem.
According to him, “few years ago, government did a tariff review on secondhand vehicles and removed the tariff on vehicles older than 10 years, the idea was that, poor people in the country will get to own a car. But, is that the solution to the transportation system? Does allowing these cars that pollute into the system, so that poor people can buy cars for N300,000 solve the problem or provide a public transport system that is efficient, that there will be no need to even own a car,” he lamented.