Kano State Government, led by Governor Abdullahi Ganduje, has officially announced the prohibition of opposite sexes in the same commercial tricycles across the state from January 2020.
Governor Ganduje made this known on Wednesday at the closing ceremony of the 77th annual Islamic Vacation Course (IVC), which was organised by Zone A of the Muslim Society of Nigeria (MSN), which held at Bayero University, Kano.
The IVC was attended by students of secondary schools and tertiary institutions from the 19 northern states and Abuja.
Harun Ibn-Sina, the Commander General of Hisbah Board, who represented the governor, announced on behalf of Governor Ganduje that the state government is committed to upholding Islamic values.
The commercial tricycle, best known in Kano as 'A daidaita sahu', was commercialized by the former Governor of Kano, Ibrahim Shekarau, as a means of transportation for women only.
Ex-Governor Shekarau's government had banned commercial motorcyclists from conveying women and enlisted the tricycles as the only transportation system for the Women of Kano.
However, since Mr Shekarau was evicted as governor, tricycles have been allowed to carry people of both sexes.
Governor Ganduje also addressed the Emir of Kano, Muhammad Sanusi ll, as he cautioned Muslims against "growing their needs beyond their resources."
Ganduje accused Sanusi of instigating violence in the state, stating: "The emir attributed the increasing rate of out of school children in Muslim North to uncontrolled polygamy and high rate of divorce."