Yobe State has procured 28 customised tricycle ambulances in order to ease the transportation of pregnant women in labour and other emergencies in hard-to-reach areas in the state.
Yobe state has one of the highest rates of maternal deaths in Nigeria.
On Friday, the State Governor, Mai Mala Buni, declared the training of the ambulance’s drivers open.
The training is being conducted in partnership with the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC).
Represented by the State’s Commissioner of Health, Dr. Lawan Gana, the Governor handed over the tricycle keys to the drivers and charged them to handle the improvised ambulances with care to reduce maternal deaths in the state.
The Sector Commander of the FRSC in Yobe State, Ezekiel Sonallah, believes the training will help the drivers take precautionary measures in transporting pregnant women, and during other emergencies.
Di’ja a few days ago reacted to the Okada and Kekenapep ban calling for the regulation and not the eradication of the means of transport.
“I understand Okada can be a nuisance but it also came into existence (as is) due to the traffic situation of Lagos. I don’t think one month was enough grace period for such a change.
We should focus on regulating PROPERLY and CONSISTENTLY not banning completely. People don’t depend on the government, they depend on themselves. There are so many pros and cons to all of this. Can we talk about it though?
However, with the recent cases of violence recorded, Di’ja reacted again by taking to her Twitter page to slam the Lagos State governor, for seizing and damaging bikes in the state.
According to her, the riders are desperate and trying to earn money to feed their families.
She also expressed sadness in the acts of racism and tribalism that citizens have been exhibiting in the past few days.