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Governor Ugwuanyi lifts ban on Keke, tipper, Okada


Enugu State governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi on Tuesday lifted the ban on the operation of Tricycles, Motorcycles and Tipper-Trucks in Nkanu East and other areas.

The state government had placed the ban as a result of the rising insecurity in the affected areas, especially the recent attack on voters during the just concluded Local Government elections in the state.

However, after a security meeting with leaders of the Association of Tricycle Riders’ Transport Union Enugu State, Motorcycle Transport Union of Enugu State, Nkanu East/West branches and the Enugu State Tipper Union of Nigeria, the Government lifted the ban.

The union leaders tendered unreserved apologies to the governor and pledged to fish out the bad eggs among them.

They also pledged to support the efforts of the security agencies to curb crimes in the state.

Chairman Tricycle Association, Enugu State, Comrade Benjamin Ikah, and the President Tipper Association, Nweke Andrew, the Chairman, Motorcycle Association, Chika Nweze, hailed the government for reversing the ban.

They said, “We are here today because of the Executive Order No 1 of 22, dated the 4th February 2022, which pronounced the banning of tipper, trucks, motorcycles, in Nkanu East and West and some communities in Enugu South Local Government Council.

“The three sister associations wrote an appeal to the Governor and pleaded with him that they would put all efforts to ensure that the bad eggs that have infiltrated our profession and tried to tarnish our image are fished out.