Kano - Commercial motorcycle operators in Kano say that they are recording low patronage because of the prevailing harmattan haze and cold in the area.
Some of the motorcyclists told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Monday that the weather condition had adversely affected their business and income.
Aminu Wada, one of the motorcyclists operating on Hadeja Road, said that the severe weather had forced him to stop operating in the early hours of the day.
"Since the turn of the season, customers no longer patronise us; they now prefer to board taxis and buses, especially in the morning," he said.
Another commercial motorcyclist, Ali Musa, said that the weather had crippled his business in the past few weeks.
Musa Isa, who is also a commercial motorcyclist, bemoaned the situation, saying that he had been unable to make enough daily returns to the owner of the motorcycle.
"I am no longer finding the business satisfying because I only operate for a few hours in a day due to the intense cold and dust," Isa said.