Edo Govt. directs tricycle operators to leave major roads, unapproved routes


…warns of severe sanctions 

The Edo State Government has directed operators of tricycles, popularly called Keke, who ply unapproved routes to return their business to the roads and streets approved for them by the state government.

Special Adviser to the Edo State Governor on Media and Communication Strategy, Crusoe Osagie, who spoke to journalists in Benin City, the state capital, on Thursday, said “Government observed that some tricycle operators carry out their business in restricted areas, and on major roads, thereby contravening government’s policy on where these tricycles should operate.”

Osagie said that “the state government frowns at the flagrant disregard for laid down rules and policies and warned that further violations will be met with severe sanctions.”

He urged tricycle (Keke) operators to conduct their business in areas approved for them by the government.