Tricycle operators strike action: Opposition PDP Accuse Gov Ganduje of alleged destruction of Kano micro economic sector
By Abdulgafar Oladimeji
The opposition People’s Democratic Party (PDP) Kano state chapter has accused Kano state governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje of inactions that culminate into destroying routine daily economic activities across the state.
The opposition party, Wednesday stated that the governor failing to reconcile with the tricycle operators rescind their industrial action, which has lasted for close to 72 hours has caused the state economic wastage running into billions of naira..
The Kano state party chairman, Shehu Wada Sagagi, in a press statement issued Wednesday in Kano said “Kano is known for various commercial activities on daily basis and the mode of transportation remains the major pillar with the tricycle riders as catalysts who cater for at least 80 per cent of the routine movements within the metropolitan city.
In his words “It is very pertinent to note that Ganduje’s administration has failed its citizens in every ramification, particularly, the state government has done nothing in the transport sector for the seven years of its existence rather it truncated the students transportation systems introduced by the govt. of Engr Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso.
He further accused “Ganduje and his cohorts to have turned Kano Road Traffic Agency (KAROTA) into a major revenue generating agency , instead of being a primary traffic regulatory agency , derailing from serving the purpose for which it was established.”
He said “hundreds of thousands of Kano youths are engaged in this business and it generates both employment and state revenue.
Sagagi added that “ only a government without a clear economic directions can fight a self-employed youth, women and other individuals at a time when the nation faces a dwindling economy and insecurity that put citizen into abject poverty.
The Kano PDP honcho cautioned that “ the state government should as a matter of urgency address this issue, because allowing this crises to linger on it retains the tendency to degenerate into chaos and disturb the prevailing peace in the state as teaming number of our youth are left without means of livelihood.
“Governor Ganduje and members of his cabinet kept mum despite being fully aware of the sufferings faced by the residents of Kano, which include but not limited to business men and women, civil servants, students of both primary, secondary and tertiary schools, people seeking for medical attention in various health facilities and visitors of the state.
In these three days of tricycle strike, Kano has lost billions of naira, businesses have suffered and many offices have not been in full operations because of the strike while state government remains reluctant to take any decisive action that could rescue the situation.” Sagagi stated.