Commercial tricycle (keke) operators in Anambra state have
commended Governor Willie Obiano for suspending, for two months, the N350 daily levy on keke.
This, they said will aid them contain the ravaging effect of coronavirus pandemic now sending scores to their untimely death.
Speaking to newsmen at Ogbaru, during the distribution of face masks to members, the state chairman of Transport Owners Association of Nigeria, TOAN, Chief Sylvester Obiora, said, his people are very pleased with the governors: action.
“Government made it very clear for months of April and May, so from
April to end of May government is not collecting any money from keke
“We pay N350 every day for each keke and I thank the Governor for his kind gesture, support and encouragement.
“They know reducing the number of passengers carried has some economic implications.”
On the distribution of the face masks Obiora said, “we are doing it to support the government and for keke people to abide by the policy of government on covid-19, it is real and if one says it is not, let it not start with keke people.
“We are distributing the face masks to sensitise keke operators on the need to make use of face masks and it is expected that members use it to cover their mouth and nose properly and they should not carry more than two passengers as directed by the government”
“Any member who goes contrary to the directives does so at his own risk as the association will not be held responsible for such misbehaviour” he posited.