Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Umar Ganduje has banned males and females from boarding the same commercial tricycles in the state.
Reports have said the ban will be effective from January 2020, and tricycles across the state will no longer be allowed to convey both the male and female genders together.
This new law was announced by the Commander General of Hisbah Board, Harun Ibn-Sina, who represented Ganduje at the closing ceremony of 77th annual Islamic Vacation Course (IVC) organized by Zone A of Muslim Society of Nigeria (MSSN).
According to Harun, it had to happen to uphold Islamic values in the state.
Recall that commercial tricycles were introduced into the state by a former governor, Ibrahim Shekarau.
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Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, OFR (born 25 December 1945) is a Nigerian politician and current Governor of Kano State since 2015. He previously served as deputy governor twice between 1999 and 2003 and 2011 to 2015.
Ganduje was born in Ganduje village of Dawakin Tofa local government area of Kano State in 1949.
He started his early education in Qur’anic and Islamiyya school at his village Ganduje where he became trained in Islamic knowledge. He later moved to headquarters of his local government where he attended Dawakin Tofa Primary School from 1956 to 1963. Ganduje attended the Government Secondary School Birnin Kudu from 1964 to 1968.
Ganduje attended Advanced Teachers’ College, Kano between 1969 and 1972. He then attended Ahmadu Bello University, located in Zaria, Kaduna State, where he graduated with a Bachelors in Science Education in 1975.
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