Enugu State govt warns violators of motorcycle ban in metropolis

By The Citizen

Enugu State Government has issued a note of warning to the defaulters of the ban it placed on the use of motorcycles within its capital

territory which comprises Enugu North, East, and South local council areas.

According to a statement by  the Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Elder Gabriel Ajah, 'the attention of Government of Enugu State has been drawn to the gradual violation of the ban on the use of motorcycles Law in Enugu Capital Territory which consist of three

Local Government Areas, namely Enugu North, Enugu East, and Enugu

This ban which is a conscious effort of the state government to ease traffic congestions and reduce criminality in the state was enacted by Enugu State House of Assembly on July 2012.

The ban which has since enactment taken full effect is being violated by some indigenes of the state warranting the government to state

categorically that:
'The general public, including military and para-military officers are hereby reminded that the law prohibiting the use of motorcycles in

Enugu Capital Territory is still in full force'.
The government statement clarified that the law, for avoidance of doubt, does not permit all uniformed men including but not limited to

the Army, Air Force, Police, Civil Defence, Prison Officers, State Security Service, Navy, whether in day time or night to ride motorcycles in Enugu Capital Territory, including those in official duties.

Those exempted from this ban are Dispatch Riders attached to all military and paramilitary formation and permitted Courier outfits under the hand and seal of the Transport Commissioner.

According to the statement dated February, 5, 2016, 'henceforth, anyone caught violating this law will be severely dealt with as the

appropriate government agencies have been mandated to enforce the law.”

“Note that ignorance of the law is no excuse and nobody is above the

law,' the statement added.