Enugu Govt lifts ban on commercial motorcycles, keke, tipper trucks in 3 LGAs

Posted by News Express | 1 March 2022 | 366 times

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By CHARLES IWUOHA

The Enugu State Government has lifted ban on the operations of motorcycle, keke, tipper trucks in three local government areas in the state.

On February 25, the government placed a ban on motorcycles, tricycles (keke) and tipper trucks in Nkanu East, Nkanu West and a part of Enugu South local governments. The interim measure was taken following an emergency Security Council meeting held in Enugu State Government House, on Thursday, February 24, 2022.

However, after a meeting with the leaders of the Association of Tricycle Riders Transport Union (ATRTU) Enugu State, Motorcycle Transport Union of Enugu State, Nkanu East/West branches and the Enugu State Tipper Union of Nigeria, Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi lifted the ban today, March 1.

It was gathered that the state Governor lifted the ban after the association leaders admitted that hoodlums have infiltrated their associations to perpetrate criminal activities to tarnish their image and also apologised to the state government for the negative comments that followed their earlier informed decision.

The unions pledged to fish out the bad eggs among them and support the efforts of the security agencies to curb crime in the state.

During the event, Tricycle Riders Transport Union (ATRTU) Enugu State presented a certificate of ‘Patronship’ to the Governor for providing an enabling environment for their business to thrive and reducing the double taxation and levies they’re made to face.


Source: News Express

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