Business plan for keke napep
The N10 billion COVID bailout fund allotted to operators in the automotive industry is now a subject of controversy. While some operators alleged being sidelined, others have been asked to submit documents for verification, including the interstate luxury bus operators, under the aegis of the Public Transport Owners of Nigeria Association PTONA. Having lost heavily to the COVID lockdown, they had expected to deploy the palliative to shore up their businesses, but till date, they are yet to benefit. In a letter, dated March 28, , addressed to the Minister of State for Transportation, Federal Ministry of Transportation and signed by the Deputy President, Emeka Mamah, the group pleaded for the verification of two key issues regarding the fund.
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Aftermath of Okada ban: Minors hijack commercial tri-cycling biz in Bauchi
The gunmen were said to be in a convoy disguising to be mourners, but on getting to the police checkpoint at Nwaezenyi where they were flanked down, they immediately opened fire on the officers, killing two on the spot, while they later killed another officer and set a police van ablaze on the same road. Immediately, they opened fire on the police officers, killing 2 officers who were close to the scene. That made them three police officers we lost yesterday. She said that a Police team led by the Deputy Commissioner of Police in Charge of Operations has been despatched to the area for an on the spot assessment of what happened at the place, adding that more details would be unveiled. The PPRO also said that the command was linking the attack to the breakthrough the command recorded last week Thursday being April 8, She said that on the said date, some Police Officers were at a checkpoint in Umuoghara in Ezza North Local Government Area of the state and through the bush some men opened fire on the police officers. Two were shot at, though they survived the bullet wounds.
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The history of keke as a means of commercial trans-portation in Nigeria, according to academicjournal. He first launched the use of tricycle as a means of commercial transportation in Lagos. This led to the name Keke Marwa, which commercial tricycle is still referred to in Lagos and other parts of the country till date. Equally, the word keke is directly derived from Yoruba, the dominant indigenous language in Lagos. However, the popularity of keke across the nation can be attributed to National Poverty Eradication Programme NAPEP, which was inaugurated under the administration of President Olusegun Obasanjo to alleviate poverty and provide economic empowerment to the people.
IT was meant to instil sanity in the state capital but it has backfired! While that brand of commercial motorcycling appears to have receded to the hinterland, a more reckless type of ride-hailing business has emerged in the capital with more threats to lives and property. It is undertaken by mostly those who were barred from operating the Okada business due to safety concerns and a new dimension of followers- very young children who are mostly school dropouts are now plying the business with reckless abandon. Following the ban on commercial motorcycle riders otherwise called Okada or Achaba in Bauchi metropolis by Governor Bala Mohammed last year, Keke NAPEP tricycle has become the most popular means of road transportation by which many Bauchi residents move around the metropolis. Arewa Voice investigation revealed that one out of every three journeys undertaken might be operated by an underage child for the sake of making quick cash to eke out a living due to the level of poverty in the land.