ANAMBRA State Government has reiterated its stand in banning the use of tricycles, motorcycles and shuttle buses for commercial purposes across the state.
Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Solo Chukwulobelu made this known in a press statement on Tuesday.
Prof. Chukwulobelu noted that the ban is still between the hours of 7pm and 6am for one month in the first instance. According to him, the temporary ban is aimed at improving the security situation in the state and to curtail criminal activities often perpetrated using motorcycles and tricycles. The SSG restated that the earlier ban on the use of commercial motorcycles in greater Onitsha and Awka areas during the day and night remained in force.
He warned that any commercial motorcycle found within these areas would be impounded, forfeited and urged the operators to comply with the directives. He also said that shuttle buses were banned from using tinted glasses or curtains while plying Anambra roads.
Chukwulobelu who noted that government had ordered all other vehicles either with factory fitted tinted glasses or plain glasses to always wind down while approaching any security checkpoint to avoid embarrassment, maintained that govt had also charged community leaders to take responsibility for the supervision and compliance with the directives. According to him, youths and stakeholders in communities were also directed to take ownership of security in their environments to restore law and order in the state.