By; JABIRU A HASSAN, Kano
Commercial vehicles drivers have embarked on indefinite strike on Monday, July 7, 2019 in Kano.
Passengers were seen trekking from their homes in numbers to their working places, markets, schools and other destinations.
Our correspondent who went round the city of Kano, reported that almost all commercial buses, taxis mini trucks, long buses were kept at home and garages, only tricycles were seen carrying passengers, while charging high fares.
Most of the passengers that had a chat with New Nigerian said that the strike has crippled everything including commercial activities, studies, hospitals services, travelling to far destinations as monitored by our correspondent.
But when contacted on the condition of anonymity, one of the leaders of commercial drivers associations in Kano disclosed that, “we just embarked on the strike because of the incessant harassment by the men of Kano Roads Transport Agency (KATOTA), which must be addressed urgently”. He added.
Most of the motor parks visited by our correspondent were closed there were no commercial vehicular movements, while passengers going for long journeys were stranded since morning, and some members of the commercial vehicles association off loaded passengers from any commercial vehicle seen carrying them.