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Kano govt increases tricycle licence permits from N8,000 to N100,000

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Rayyan Alhassan
Rayyan Alhassan is a graduate of Journalism and Mass Communication at Sikkim Manipal University, Ghana. He is the acting Managing Editor at the Daily Nigerian newspaper, a position he has held for the past 3 years. He can be reached via [email protected], or, or @Rayyan88 on Twitter.
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The Kano State Road and Traffic Agency, KAROTA, has increased tricycle licence permits from N8,000 to N100,000.

The Managing Director of the Agency, Baffa Dan’agundi, disclosed this while briefing newsmen in Kano.

“We have to check the operations of these operators for security reasons. The tracker is free while the permit is not.

“If you must operate a tricycle, you have to register for a permit,” he said.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the agency has registered 60,000 for permits.

Mr Dan’agundi said that the agency will enforce the payment of N100 daily through Point Of Sale, POS, distributed by the Kano State Internal Revenue Service, KIRS, to tricyclists.

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He called on all tricycle operators and other commercial vehicle operators concerned to comply with the KAROTA law and ensure that their vehicles are fully captured.

”If they fail to comply, they will be arrested and prosecuted”, he said.


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