According to Punch reports, The Federal
Government is reportedly making plans to ban the
use of motorcycles, nationwide.
Motorcycles, which are a common means of
transportation in the country, have already been
outlawed in some states like Lagos and also in the
Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja.
The call for the nationwide ban was made by the
National Council on Transport and supported by the
Minister of Transport, Sen. Idris Umar.
The Federal Ministry of Transport released a
statement in that regard on Saturday, October 25. It
“All states and the Federal Capital Territory have
therefore been advised to establish a public
transport system that ensure strict regulation of the
operation of public passenger transportation
system through a well-articulated management
system for enhanced safety, security, effective and
efficient service delivery,”
the statement said.
It added, “The states are to also develop master
plans for the development of intelligent transport
system to facilitate the development and
management of their transport operations in line
with emerging trends and global best practices.”
The ministry explained that the ban was one of the
measures to be taken to ensure the provision of
safe and secure transportation in Nigeria.