Sokoto flags off registration of motorcycles, tricycles operators

Sokoto State Government has flagged off the registration and verification of motorcycle and tricycle riders across the state.

Speaking during the flag-off ceremony held at the Youth center, Sokoto, the special adviser to the governor on special duties, Alhaji Saidu Gumburawa said the registration became necessary due to the security situation in the state.

He added that the registration is to ensure the safety and security of members of the riders association and the passengers.

He said the contribution of the Amalgamated Motorcycle and Tricycle riders association to the socio-economic development of Sokoto state is enormous, and therefore, there is a need for them to support policies and programmes of government.

He called on the members to ensure they register and collect their identification cards to avoid any unpleasant situation.

In their remarks, the chairmen of the Amalgamated Motorcycle and Tricycle riders association, Yusuf Umar Kyautawa and Yusuf Shehu noted that the verification and registration exercise is aimed at sanitizing their business and also fish out bad elements among their members.

According to them before any member gets registered, he needs to be certified by his village head, district Head, and the chairman of his local government area.

Others who gave goodwill messages at the ceremony include the representatives of the Nigerian Police and the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), who warned the riders association against violating traffic laws while doing their business.

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