Delta State Government has on Saturday issued a warning to the State Chapter of Tricycle/Motorcycle Association.
This cannot be unconnected to cases of theft, kidnapping recorded through the use of tricycle (Keke) in the state capital.
Speaking in Asaba, Director General of Delta State Capital Territory Development Agency (DSCTDA), Hon Joan Mrakpor, bemoaned the high rate of crimes perpetrated by unregistered tricyclist drivers in the state capital.
According to her, ” There are designated places responsible riders operate but those who use the tricyclist for hit and run are not ready to recognise laid down rules.
Some Keke riders are not registered with the union, so when they commit crime, it is impossible to get them”.
While she noted that there would be disciplinary measures against erring riders, she maintained that the state government has not intention on banning Okada and Keke.
Having noted the re-emergence of illegal structures, she disclosed that the no illegal shop will be spared by the taskforce in its clean up, on 23 November 2020.
Meanwhile, Commissioner of Information, Mr Charles Aniagwu said that streamlining the activities of tricyclist is important so the security of Deltans will not be taken for granted.
” People should not be threatened to move about. If you can recall, before the Covid-19 restrictions, people move around till 3am midnight without fear but now no one can move freely” he declared.
He then maintained that the process is not in line to anyone, saying that we are streamlining the operations of motorcyclist because we cannot continue to live as pigs.
In his response, Chairman of Delta State Tricyle/Motorcycle Association, Chief Obi Nzete who was represented by Mr Tony Chukwudi promised to whip members into line in adherence to government regulation.
“Delta is for all and the union would ensure that our boys are checkmated.
Most of those Keke riders who perpetuated the evil acts are those who are not resident in Asaba. Anytime you cl us, we are ready to work with you,” he asserted.