Tricycle riders under the umbrella of the United People Association of Keke NAPEP Riders (UPAKENR), Plateau State, have begged Governor Simon Lalong to lift the ban on the movement of tricycles in Jos and Bukuru.
Gov Lalong had on August 31, 2021, banned tricycles and hawkers within Jos and Bukuru metropolises following the recent crisis that ravaged the state.
But the leadership of the group said the decision was already causing serious hardship to the riders and members of their families.
They, therefore, pleaded with the Chairman of the Ulama’u Council of Jama’atu Izalatil Bid’a Wa’ikamatis Sunnah (JIBWIS), Sheik Sani Yahaya Jingir, to beg the state government on their behalf to lift the ban.
The group’s leader, Anas Abdullahi, told the cleric that more than 20,000 riders and their families were facing serious hardship, adding that those who collected the tricycles as loans were now in trouble.
Responding, Sheikh Jingir advised the riders to be law-abiding, expressing optimism that the governor would soon attend to their plight and lift the ban.