Kano residents and commuters in Kano State woke up Monday morning to striking tricycle operators popularly called “Adaidata sahu” leaving some major roads in the metropolis deserted.
It is rumored that the tricycle operators embarked on the indefinite strikes throughout the state following government policy to collect N100 as daily tax. This has caused commuters trekking long distances to work, school and business places in Kano metropolis.
Stranded commuters are seen on major roads waiting to hitch a ride while other endure to trek the distance.
Blessing Adebayo a corps member who lives in Kabuga axis complained that after trekking a long distance with the hope of getting commercial transport to convey her to work failed, she was forced to call her office to explain why she cannot be at work. “I pray this crisis is resolved in time to save poor Nigerians from the attendant hardship,” she pleaded.
Some people who were spotted trekking are of the opinion that those who will suffer the effects of the strike are workers and school students.
Efforts to speak with the Chairman of Tricycle Operator’s Association of Kano State and Kano Road and Traffic Agency, KAROTA, spokesman failed as at the time of filing this report.