Okada ban: Kano govt to supply 100 high capacity buses
Following the ban on commercial motorcycles, Kano state governor, Engr. Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso, has said the state government would in the next one month bring in 20 buses with the capacity to carry 100 passengers each, to ply the metropolitan roads in the state. Kwankwaso stated this while signing an agreement with a private firm, Shanzi Auto Logistics at the council chambers of the Government House yesterday.
Kwankwaso said: “The decision was expeditiously arrived at considering the plight of people due to the ban on carrying passengers on the back of motorcycles”.
The governor also added that the company will start with the first phase of 20 buses in the next one month; while the remaining 80 buses will commence operation in the next three months. The governor affirmed that “the buses will be operating from Kwanar Dawaki to Zaria Road and Yankura, while another set of buses will operate from Hotoro Dorawar Naabba to Yankura and some parts of Kano metropolis”.
He also appealed to the Business Community to use the opportunity and import more buses to provide succour for the teeming youth and to ease movement for the people in the state.