The Nasarawa State Government has banned commercial motorcycles and tricycles from operating in the State, beginning from Thursday.
This is in an effort to halt the spread of Covid-19 into the state.
This was contained in the Government’s Proclamation No.4, issued on Wednesday and personally signed by the Governor, Engineer Abdullahi Sule.
The order equally restricted the use of private motorcycles to only one passenger per motorcycle in all parts of the state.
It further directed all security personnel, government functionaries and traditional rulers, to ensure full compliance with the proclamation, stressing that security patrols will be intensified to ensure full compliance, even as it warned that defaulters will be prosecuted in accordance with the law.
According to the proclamation, it has become necessary to take these measures as a result of the continued violation by commercial motorcycle operators.
The government said the proclamation is in line with the powers conferred pursuant to Paragraph 7 of the Nasarawa State Dangerous Infectious Diseases (Emergency Prevention) Regulation 2020, adding that it has become imperative to issues these directives in order to protect the citizens of the state.
“The issuance of this restriction remains necessary to protect the citizens of the state from possibility of contracting the disease from infiltrators and to minimize the potential for spread,” the governor said.