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CSOs demand sack of Kano road agency boss 



 CSOs demand sack of Kano road agency boss

The Umbrella of Kano Concerned Civil Society Groups have called on Kano State Governor, Dr Abdullahi Umar Ganduje to immediately fire the Managing Director of the State Road Traffic Agency, KAROTA with immediate effect.

The group also requested the government to set up an investigation committee to find out the actual revenue said to be collected by the Agency.

Rising from a meeting with all stakeholders in the state capital Tuesday evening, the State Chairman of the Group, Comrade Ibrahim Ali, faulted the Road AgenCY Boss for his unguided utterances which he described as “bad mouth” over the strike by Tricycle Operators in the State.

Comrade Ali said the Managing Director should have exercised a high degree of maturity and speak as a responsible public officer but ended up making inflammatory statements capable of instigating the striking commercial tricyclists against the State Government.

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the Civil Activist who sympathizes with commuters, especially women and pupils of public and private schools in the state who trekked long distances as a result of the tricyclists strike, appeal to the State Government to provide immediate remedies to cushion their hardship.

The Umbrella body then requested Governor Abdullahi Ganduje to immediately constitute an investigative Committee that will find out the exact amount of revenue being generated by KAROTA in the State, he wondered why the Agency is economical with the truth on the actual number of commercial tricyclists operating in Kano.

The Unionist said, from their independent investigation and analysis, KAROTA is shortchanging the Governor as such, he opined for the engagement of a Forensic Audit Firm to investigate the finances of the Agency.

It could be recalled that operators of commercial tricyclists in the Kano have embarked on a peaceful strike and boycotts all roads in the State since Monday.

The strike action was against the arbitrary increases placed on them by KAROTA in the registration of number plates, tracker, identification of their vehicles, daily taxes of N100 and other forms of fines and taxes by the Agency on them.

Residents are seen everywhere trekking for long distances to their respective destinations.

However, the worst hit by the strike of the commercial tricyclists are pupils and students that resume classes on Monday after the Christmas and new years holidays.


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