A group of commercial tricyclists weekend in Kano offered free rides to commuters to celebrate the safe return of President Muhammadu Buhari from medical vacation in London.
One of the tricyclists, Malam Badamasi Aminu, told journalists in Kano on Saturday that the decision was made after a friend shared the idea with the association. He said consequently, members refilled their vehicles’ petrol tanks and offered free ride to all the commuters that patronised them.
According to him, “We prayed devotedly for the health of the President, while he was in London, and it seems our prayers have been answered; so we need to thank God in some way.”
Aminu further said that about 10 tricyclists offered same gesture to show gratitude to God for returning the president safely. A passenger, who enjoyed a free ride, Malama Habiba Abdul, told journalists that it was a commendable gesture, and prayed to God to grant them the reward, better job and wealth.
Youths in Kano have been expressing happiness in various forms, including prayers and offering alms on arrival of the president on Friday. Buhari returned to the country after a 50-day medical leave in London during which were mixed feelings insinuating that he was dead or crippled, among other things.