The federal government through Abubakar Malami the Attorney-General of the Federation, said recently that it was mulling a ban on motorcycles in the country as a measure to fight insecurity.
“Painfully, these are people whom the government failed to provide with meaningful employment or any form of sustainable empowerment.
“Using motorcycle as a means of commercial transportation has provided the needed job for millions of Nigerians and some of our members include higher institution graduates who would have been an added weight to an already overweight unemployed sector of the country.
“Has the government made any plans to absorb these sets of people into paid employment? Let us not forget that these millions of people have children, spouses and dependents who rely on these riders to provide for them.”
He also said, “The government should revive the economy for business to thrive. Today, the naira exchanges at N630 naira to a United States dollar and this deals a terrible blow to small-scale businesses. If a solution is found to power supply today, I am very confident that many youths who are involved in criminality will be gainfully employed.”