The Amalgamated Commercial Tricycle and Motorcycle Owners, Repairs and Riders Association of Nigeria (ACOMORAN) has appealed to the Federal Government to review its proposed ban on motorcycle.
Okay.ng recalls that the Attorney-general of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, had disclosed the possibility of placing a ban on motorcycles across the Federation during a National Security Council meeting chaired by President Buhari in Abuja on 21st July 2022.
This was discussed in a bid to curtail the activities of terrorists, who often use motorcycles for nefarious operations.
The ACOMORAN President, Mr Samsudeen Apelogun, made the appeal noted that the proposed ban on will create more problems, as motorcycles also serve as means of transportation to the people.
“The council is proposing to put an end to the means of mobility and source of livelihood of 40 million Nigerians.
“This will have a negative effect because motorcycles are means of commercial transportation that has provided the needed jobs for millions of Nigerian citizens,
“Some of this riders are graduates of higher institutions who would have been an added weight on an already over-blown unemployed sector of the country.
“Commuters see motorcycles as a relief to traffic and other transportation problems while riders see it as a source of livelihood,” he said.