Insecurity: Again Niger State Govt bans illegal motor parks in Minna

The Niger Government has banned illegal operators of motor parks within the Minna metropolis with effect from June 9.

Gov. Sani-Bello of Niger announced while addressing newsmen in Minna Wednesday.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the government March 4, banned operators of illegal motor parks within the Minna metropolis.

Bello, represented by his Deputy, Alhaji Ahmed Ketso, said the move became  necessary to close some security gaps in the transportation sector.

He called the general public to patronise only recognised motor parks.

These, he said are the Abdulsalam, Central, Kpakungu Limawa, NSTA, Mobile, Peace Travel Nice Travel and Kure Market motor parks.

He cautioned all commuters not patronize illegal parks in the interest of safeguarding their lives and property.

According to him, henceforth, all commercial vehicles must obtain commercial number plates with immediate effect and all commercial vehicles must ensure they obtain commercial vehicle stickers from the Ministry of Transport.

“No vehicles will be allowed to take passengers outside designated government approved parks’’,  he said.

Sani-Bello noted that only standard passenger manifest designed and produced by the ministry of transport to be used for all vehicles loading in all the motor parks.

He added that the use of private vehicles for commercial purposes banned and anyone caught in the act would be prosecuted.

Sani-Bello stated that all private motorcycles and tricycles should be registered and riders must also obtain riders cards.

He, however, apologized with residents of Minna the hardships caused they might encounter, noting that Government aware of the difficulties people were going through moving from one point to the other.

the of 136 students from Tegina Islamic School, the governor reassured parents and families of the victims that significant progress for the release of the students being made.

He said that Government not relenting its efforts to ensure the safe release of the students and appealed to parents to be patient. (NAN)