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Students, workers stranded as ‘Keke’ riders embark on indefinite strike in Kano



Tricycle operators commonly known as ‘Keke’ riders, have commenced an indefinite strike in Kano State over the N100 daily tax imposed on them by the State Government.

The Kano Roads and Traffic Agency (KAROTA) had enforced the daily tax which the riders described as extortion.

It was learnt that most streets in the city have been reportedly deserted as only private cars, buses, taxis, motorcycles, and trucks are plying the roads.

Daily Trust reports that due to the absence of public mass transit in the state, most commuters going to their workplaces and students going to school have resorted to trekking to get to their destinations.

Meanwhile, the State Government had, on Sunday, unveiled plans to float a transportation company with about 200 buses before the end of 2021.

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