Tricycles have been dominating the streets of Nigeria ever since they were first introduced back in the 1990s by Colonel Buba Marwa who was the Lagos state military administrator at the time under the rule of General Sanni Abacha.
Nigerians later gave the popular nickname “Keke NAPEP” to tricycles during the regime of Olusegun Obasanjo who was the nation’s president that approved the importation of tricycles into the country in scale. This nickname came as a result of the fact that the word “Keke” is a Yoruba term that could be used to mean “tricycles or motorbike” while “NAPEP” was the short form of National Agency for Poverty Eradication Program – the agency in charge of the importation back then.
“Keke NAPEP” has grown to become one of the most preferred local transportation vehicles in Nigeria today
Now, when it comes to vehicle abuse by Nigerian drivers, they just don’t seem to know where to draw the line because we have just realized that even tricycles are not spared.
Recently, Naijauto found a picture that has been going viral in the online space. The picture shows a “Keke NAPEP” caught on camera in Delta state while carrying what we can’t even describe as overweight but instead a complete tricycle abuse!
See for yourself below;
Will you judge this as simply optimizing this tricycle’s power or a complete abuse?
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What is most interesting about this picture is the fact that Delta State government had already banned the use of “Keke NAPEP” for public transport in the state, especially in cities like Ughelli, Abraka, Asaba and Warri. So, seeing this overloaded tricycle plying the road confidently in Delta State is indeed a wonder to behold, isn’t it?
We are pretty sure many drivers in Nigeria still don’t know that all vehicles usually come with a recommended or “Safe” cargo limit 😊.
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