Insecurity: Niger Govt. bans illegal motor parks



Niger state government has banned illegal motor parks within the Minna metropolis.

Hajiya Ramatu Yar’ardua, the state Commissioner for Transport, disclosed this during a press conference in Minna on Thursday.

She said that the approval given by Gov. Abubakar Sani-Bello, during the weekly executive council meeting.

Yar’adua, represented by Dr Ibrahim Musa, Secretary the Ministry, said the state government would commence dismantling all illegal parks starting from Friday.

“All our men will be on the field to enforce the , all those operating illegal parks should move back to the approved motor parks,” he said.

The commissioner said that the ministry would also enforce its traffic by installing instrument on all traffic lights to track vehicles.

She said that the ministry would use its platform to monitor all vehicles and violators the would be apprehended and prosecuted.

Yar’Adua added that the ministry would also commence registration of all motorcycles and tricycle and every operator would be given a registered card as a permit.

She said that of motorcycles and tricycles without the registration cards would not be allowed to operate in the state.

The commissioner also announced the withdrawal of vehicles using government registration plate numbers that are not for government officials.

She noted that henceforth, any vehicle seen with a government registration plate whose user not a government official be tracked.

Also, the Commissioner for Environment, Alhaji Mohammed Zakari, said the state executive council assented to a law on felling of trees in the state.

He said that this was to protect the state reserve, adding that anyone violating the law would be fined N100,000 and the product confiscated.

Zakari said a taskforce on felling of trees was on ground to enforce the law. (NAN)