The Kano State Road Traffic Authority, KAROTA, has disclosed plans to recruit no fewer than 700 personnel to add to its 2,500 workforces in the state.
The KAROTA Managing Director, Baffa Dan’agundi, made the disclosure while speaking with journalists on Wednesday in Kano.
According to him, the new intakes will be deployed to the new emirates of Bichi, Rano, Karaye and Gaya in the state.
Mr Dan’agundi noted that the deployment was to ensure compliance to traffic rules in the emirates.
The managing-director warned against possible return of street hawking in non-designated trading spaces in the metropolis, cautioning that violators would face the wrath of the law.
He said: “We are strict with ensuring those street hawkers, who were evacuated do not return back to cause unwarranted hardship on Kano road users.”
The MD also disclosed that KAROTA would soon partner with Kano Road Maintenance Agency, KARMA, in the repair of Kano roads within metropolis and beyond.
“We are partnering with KARMA to address the issue of potholes.
“There are strategic areas of repairs on our roads that would require our input on how these repair works would be conducted.
“We can come in to technically help lessen gridlocks on our roads,” he stated.