The Federal Road Safety Corps, Adamawa Command, held a sensitization exercise to educate riders in the state on the importance of registering their vehicles and obtaining valid licenses. This is in order to be recognized as legal operators. This was disclosed by the FRSC Commander in the state, Muhammed Hussaini, at the event that took place on Tuesday, July 16, 2019, at Ribadu Square, Yola.
This event ushered in the enforcement of licenses by the Corps for the operation of Keke NAPEP in the locality. Going by the serial number on the tricycles, about 10,000 Keke ply Yola town as well as Yola South and the metropolitan North.
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Most passengers prefer entering Keke to cars due to the comfort and fresh air enjoyed while driving
Hussaini said that obtaining the license was easy without long procedures. According to him, once could start the process and finish it the same day or the next day. He also stated that it was very affordable. With N3,350 one could get both class J and A, which last for three years while that of five years costs N5,450.
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Keke NAPEP is widely patronized by residents of the capital metropolis, making it the number one means of commercial transportation. However, it has become a choice vehicle for hoodlums, such as the Shilla Boys, who use it for their criminal activities. Kidnappers also use the vehicle in executing their missions.
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The Commander was quoted saying:
“You find the issue of Shilla Boys, armed banditry and kidnapping. All these are perpetuated by use of motorcycles and Keke NAPEP. So, introduction of license and registration of these people will bring sanity and reduce security challenges.”