Motorcyclists can now resume operations in seven local councils in Yobe State, 11 years after a ban was imposed.
Mai Mala Buni, Yobe State Governor lifted the ban in a statement released by Brigadier General Dahiru Abdulsalam, his Special Adviser on Security Affairs on Monday in Damaturu, the state capital.
Brigadier Abdulsalam said the ban on the riding of motorcycles was lifted with effect from Monday, March 6, in Bursari, Damaturu, Geidam, Gujba, Gulani, Tarmuwa and Yunusari local government areas.
According to him, the decision was due to the improvement in security across the insurgency-ravaged areas.
“Motorbikes are to operate between 6 am and 6 pm daily. Motorbikes are not to be used for commercial purposes ‘Achaba’.
“There will be no conveyance of passengers on motorbikes. Only a rider will be allowed without any other person on the motorbike.
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“There should be proper registration, licensing, and documentation of all motorbikes and riders in the affected LGAs by the Yobe State Road Traffic Management Agency, YOROTA, and the Yobe State Vehicle Licensing Authority,” the statement read,” he stated.
The governor’s aide noted that all owners of motorcycles are to operate within their respective local governments only, stressing that defaulters would be sanctioned accordingly.
The authority also directed all security agencies in the state to monitor and ensure strict compliance with the directives.
WikkiTimes understands that the ban which spanned 11 years was imposed due to the Boko Haram insurgency in 17 local governments of the state.