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Strike: Why Kano govt, tricyclists should sheath swords

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Professor Kabiru Isa Dandago, a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Economics in Bayero University Kano, BUK, has called on Kano state Government and associations of commercial tricycle operators in the state to sheath their swords over the ongoing strike.

Prime Time News reports that the tricycle operators on Monday embarked on strike action to protest government’s imposed N8,500 for renewal of their registration numbers.

The tricyclists also protest collection of N120 daily levy on Sunday, even after the revenue collectors are not working on the Sunday.

Reacting to the ongoing strike, Prof. Dandago advised the warring parties to resolve the matter amicably as it is the masses that bear the brunt.

According to him, the government should sit on the table to resolve the impasse with the tricyclists, in view of the fact that tricycle operators are most dominant commercial transportation in the state.

Prof. Dandago also free the attention of the state government to recognize the fact that leaving the tricyclists in this current situation is a threat to peaceful coexistence of the state.

He noted that the strike had not affected only transportation sector, it has also negatively impacted health, economic and education sector in the state.

He called on the government to come out with new transportation system that would improve the sector and boost its Internally Generated Revenue, IGR.

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