KANO : KAROTA & Tricycle Owners /Riders Association Call Off Strike

25 February 2021 by Abdullahi jalaluddeen

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and Kano Civil Society Forum (KCSF) have resolved the crisis between the Kano Road Traffic Agency (KAROTA) and Tricycle Owners and Riders Association.

At a joint media conference in Kano the State NLC Chairman , Comrade Ado Minjibir, said the two parties have agreed to call off the two days strike.

Comrade Minjibri explained that due to the crisis between the KAROTA and leadership of the Tricycle Riders/Owners Association, the leadership of NLC, TUC, JNC and KCSF summoned a joint meeting chaired by the NLC Chairman with the Managing Director of KAROTA Alhaji Baffa Babbar Danagundi for amicable resolution of the matter.

He said after extensive deliberations, both parties agreed to toe the path of peace, as tricycle riders decided to call off the strike. 

He, however, listed resolutions reached at the peace parley to include: payment of N100 tax daily by the tricycle riders as provided by the Kano state Revenue administration law, schedule 2 item 9 congestion charges amendment law 2017 and for leadership of the Organized Labour and Kano Civil Society Forum to continue to engage the leadership of Tricycle Riders/owners association for Smoot conduct of their business activities, Peaceful Coexistence and conduct

In their separate remarks, the Managing Director of KAROTA, Alhaji  Baffa Babba Danagundi and the chairman of Tricycle Owners/Riders Association, Malam Mansur Tanimu, all agreed to the truce and commended the Organized Labour and Civil Society Organizations for their timely intervention. 

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