Abia government limits the hours that tricycles may operate in Aba, Umuahia

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The Abia State Government has declared that, as of July 1, 2024, tricycles and motorbikes operating in Aba and Umuahia would be restricted to operating from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m.

Following a meeting with stakeholders in the state’s transportation sector, Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs Uzor Nwachukwu made this announcement during a press conference held in his office.

The commissioner claims that protecting the lives and property of law-abiding individuals and state residents is the primary goal of the limitation. According to him, pickpocketing and robberies involving tricycles have been recorded in the state lately; as a result, security measures must be taken to stop the problem.

“The criminals who utilize this mode of transportation to carry out their illegal activities will no longer be able to operate,” Nwachukwu said.

In addition, he declared that a committee to oversee the mandatory registration of all tricycles, motorcycles, and commercial vehicles has been established, with Navy Commander MacDonald Ubah (retd) serving as its chairman and other government officials as members.

For security reasons, he clarified, the most important thing is to identify the true owners or operators of such tricycles and motorbikes.

When it becomes necessary, he said, the administration would attempt to reassess the ban.

Several union executives present at the meeting stated they agreed with the government’s decision regarding

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