By: Valentine Adese,
Governor Simon Bako Lalong has been commended by political watchers in the state for his continual habit of listening to the call and cry of the people he governors.
The latest commendation is coming, owing to, the lifting of the recent suspension placed on Commercial Tricycle operation in the state around the Great Jos Master Plan after the state Government and Tricycles Union met and deliberated on the issues.
You would recall that the Governor, Rt. Hon. Simon Lalong, had backed off and rejected the Federal Government’s policy of attempting to establish Grazing Reserves and Cattle Colony in the state, after listening to the strong opposition to it by the people of Plateau State.
The earlier suspension from facts before REALITY, was allegedly, owing to, the unruly an violent conduct of some Commercial Tricycles operators in the state’s metropolis on the 26th of February, 2018.
The Press Release signed by the Permanent Secretary (Cabinet & Special Services) for the Secretary to the Government of the State, Mr. Cornelius D. Shioibial, in part reads:
“After careful re-appraisal and consideration of the plight of the public, the state government is hereby lifting the earlier suspension on the operation of tricycle operations (KEKE NAPEP) with effect from 1st March, 2018.
“However, the operational period for Tricycle in the Greater Jos Master Plan, still remains 6.00am-8.30pm daily and to emphasize that the ban on the use of commercial motor-cycle is still in place.
“Government has also mandated security agencies to ensure that all those arrested in connection with the public disturbances of Monday, 26th February, are prosecuted accordingly.
“The security agencies and the general public are to take note please.”
Cornelius D. Shioibial,
Permanent Secretary (Cabinet & Special Services)
For: Secretary to the Government of the state.