Wed. Oct 12th, 2022


The state Ministry of Transport has officially launched the first ever “Riders Permit And Enumeration Exercise For Tricycles, Motorcycles and other commercial vehicles in the state.

Speaking in Umuahia while launching the Programme, the Commissioner for Transport Chief Godswill Nwanoruo said the launch is for the good of all as it will help streamline the activities of tricycle Operators and promote the safety of lives of citizens and residents.

Chief Nwanoruo said apart from the security features of the Riders Permit, it will equally generate revenue for the State, as well as increase the state’s Internally Generated Revenue.

He noted that the exercise will help fish out criminal elements who disguise as tricycle and motorcycle operators, as well as under-aged Children in the transport sector, adding that operators have only one month to obtain their Riders Permit as the ministry will commence enforcement of the exercise within one month.

The Transport Commissioner used the forum to thank Governor Okezie Ikpeazu for initiating the programme and expressed the hope that commercial vehicle operators in the state will comply with the exercise for effective result.

In her remarks, the Permanent Secretary ministry of Transport Mrs Ijeoma Okere commended the Commissioner for working assiduously to realize the project, noting that it will give identifiable and legal permit to the commercial operators.

Responding on behalf of other Unions, the Chairman Tricycle Owners Association of Nigeria TOAN, Mr. Ekeleme Kingsley thanked Governor Ikpeazu and the ministry of Transport for making the Programme a reality and assured of their support towards the workability of the Programme in the state.

Our government House correspondent Ezechukwu Adimoha reports that the Director Vehicle inspection office Prince Uche Enwere and other stakeholders in the transport sector were present at the event.             


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