Managing Director, Kano Road and Traffic Agency KAROTA, Hon. Dr. Baffa Babba Dan’agundi announced that the state government has directed that henceforth, all Luxurious Bus Operators in the state relocate to Na’ibawa Motor Park.
This was contained in a media statement signed by the public relations officer of the agency nabilisi Kofar na’isa and was made available to Kano Daily.
He said the new directives means immediately after the interstate travelling ban is lifted, the luxurious buses will no longer operate from their Sabon Gari New Road Park but from the new park on Zaria road.
Hon. Baffa while addressing the leaders of the Luxurious Bus Union stated that the state government took the decision not to inconvenience them but for the betterment of the entire state as efforts are being made to ensure that adequate security of lives and property is being provide in the state.
He said measures such as adequate security are being put in place at the Na’ibawa park to allow smooth operation of the buses and that the Agency would work with the Union to ensure that every other necessary needed for their business is provided and put in place.
In his reaction, the Secretary of the Luxurious Bus Union Kano branch, Mr. Godson Nwokome said that the Union has been notified of the state government decision but however, the union has raised some issues of concern which they hope the state government will take a look into.
He said these concerns are not new and were once tabled before the state government when it attempted to relocate them previously which led to the reconsideration of the move.
He pleaded that the MD help convey their plea with the state government to allow them continue their business from their Sabon Gari Park but nonetheless, the union will abide by the state government directive and accord it their support for the growth of the state.
Dan’agundi however reemphasized that the decision has been made and all other matters arising would be looked into subsequently to find a lasting solutions to them.