Katsina govt lifts ban on use of motorcycles at night

THE governor of Katsina State, Aminu Masari, has suspended the ban on the use of motorcycles at night till November 20.

Al-Amin Isah, the Director-General, New Media to the Governor, made the announcement in a statement he issued in Katsina.

“In the spirit of the current Eid-El Maulud (celebration of the birth of Prophet Mohmmed), Gov. Masari has approved the suspension of the ban on the use of motorcycles at night.



    “The suspension ends on Nov. 20. Members of the public are enjoined to be law-abiding during the suspension of the ban.

    “Members of the public are also advised to be vigilant and to assist security agencies in enhancing peace and security in the state,’’ the statement said.

    The state government placed the ban in the wake of heightened insecurity in the state.

    It also lifted the ban during Ramadan (the 30-day fasting period for Muslims) to enable the faithful to observe the period without hindrance.

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