The Kaduna State House of Assembly has made operation of commercial motor cycles in the state an offence punishable with tree months imprisonment.
This is contained in a bill prohibiting the use of commercial motorcycles in parts of the state, The executive bill, which was read for the third time at plenary, sought to amend the Commercial Motorcycle Law No. 4 of 1999 and the Road Traffic Law Cap 135 of Kaduna State 1991.
The law bans the use of commercial motorcycles in Kaduna, Zaria and Kafanchan, and provides for a fine not exceeding N10,000 or three months imprisonment or both, on conviction.
It also provided for a fine of N20,000 or six months imprisonment or both for second offenders.
The Deputy Speaker, Peter Adamu, who presided over the sitting, explained that the law shall come into effect two weeks after it was signed into law.
Other areas affected by the ban are Unguwan Bawa in Lere Local Government, Unguwan Nachibi, Kwadaga, Janbirni and Dogon Dawa in Birnin Gwari, and Farin Ruwa, Mararraban Yakawada and Kuyello in Giwa Local Government.