Plateau State Government has relaxed the curfew in Jos North Local Government Area, and also lifted ban earlier placed on the operations of tricycles, popularly referred to as Keke in the State.
In a statement signed by the Governor’s spokesperson, Dr. Makut Macham, stated that Governor Simon Lalong gave the approval on Tuesday following a meeting of the State Security Council held at the new Government House in Jos.
“Beginning from Wednesday, 8th September 2021, the curfew in Jos North will be enforced from 10pm to 6am,” the statement said.
“This will tally with the current status of the curfew in Jos South and Bassa Local Government Areas which still remains from 10pm to 6am.
“Similarly, Governor Lalong also approved that beginning from Wednesday, 8th September 2021, the ban placed on operations of tricycles will be lifted from 6am to 6pm daily. This means that no tricycle will be allowed to operate between the hours of 6pm to 6am.”
The Governor, however, stated that the ban on motorcycles within the Jos/Bukuru metropolis remained in place, saying enforcement would continue to ensure that violators were arrested and punished according to the law.
According to him, the government is working on innovations, legislations, and enforcement modules to enhance the security, effectiveness, and availability of public transportation in the state.
Governor Lalong explained that the modules would be unveiled in due course. They are expected to address the major concerns of the citizens, particularly as it relates to the safety of passengers.
The governor also commended the citizens for their cooperation and understanding during the period of the attacks and subsequent curfews.