By John Ndu
Awka, May 31, 2021 (MOI) Anambra State Government has banned commercial vehicles from operating between 7pm to 6am daily
This is contained in a statement released by Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Prof. Solo Chukwulobelu.
It said that the measure would aim at a reduction in crime and improve the security situation of the state.
“In view of the need to improve security in the state and address observed incidents of crimes using tricycles, motorcycles and shuttle buses, the State Government after due consideration, wishes to direct as follows:
“That the earlier ban on the use of motorcycles in greater Onitsha and Awka areas during the day and night, remains in full force.
“Any motorcycle found within these areas will be impounded and forfeited.
“That the use of motorcycles, tricycles and shuttle buses across the state is now banned between 7pm and 6am daily with effect from May 29. This is for a month in the first instance.
“That shuttle buses are henceforth banned from using tinted glasses or curtains while operating on Anambra roads.
“All other vehicles either with factory fitted tinted glasses or plain glasses must wind down while approaching any security checkpoint in order to avoid embarrassment.
It also notes: “henceforth, any community, where tricycle (Keke) is used to rob or commit any crime, the use of Keke will be banned totally in that area and the union executive will be sanctioned.
“Same measures will be applied in the case of shuttle buses and motorcycles. “Government directs full mobilisation of community youths and stakeholders across the state to take ownership of security in their immediate environments and assist the Police and other Law enforcement Agents to enforce these directives and quickly restore law and order in our state.’’ (MOI)