- Kano state government has suspended its ban placed on men and women boarding the same tricycle
- The suspension of the ban, according to a state official, is to allow for more consultation on the earlier decision
- After the ban was announced, there were heated reactions from Nigerians especially on social media
The ban placed on men and women boarding the same tricycle in Kano has been suspended by the state government.
The state government, through the commander of the general Kano Hisbah board, Sheikh Harun Ibn-Sina, said that the ban was suspended so as to allow for more consultation and brainstorming on the issue, The Guardian reports.
Moreover, according to Shiekh Mohammad Aliyu Yunus, the Imam of the Usman Bin-Anfan Central Mosque in Kano, the Sharia law which the ban emanates from will not be applied to non-Muslims.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that persons of the opposite genders could no longer ply the same commercial tricycles popularly known as ‘A daidaita sahu’ in Kano state.
An official announced that the ban from the Kano state government takes effect from January 2020.
This was disclosed by Governor Abdullahi Ganduje on Wednesday, December 25, at the closing ceremony of 77th annual Islamic Vacation Course (IVC). The event was organised by Zone A of Muslim Society of Nigeria (MSSN) held at Bayero University, Kano.
The Kano governor, who was represented by commander general of Hisbah Board, Harun Ibn-Sina, said the state government is committed to upholding Islamic values.
Former Kano governor, Ibrahim Shekarau, had introduced the commercial tricycles as a means of transportation for women only.
However, since Shekarau's government left power, tricycles have been allowed to carry people of both sexes, a move which the Ganduje-led government has now said will be changed.
NAIJ.com (naija.ng) -> Legit.ng: Same great journalism, upgraded for better service!
2023 Election: Will President Buhari really run for a third term? | Legit TV