By Chinedu Adonu
OPERATORS of tricycles (Keke) and taxis in Enugu State have hailed Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi for his administration’s people-oriented programmes and friendly policies that have made it possible for them to operate favourably in the state.
The transport operators said that the governor has through his magnanimity and commitment to the wellbeing of the masses, taken measures that have ameliorated the sufferings they encounter in the running of their businesses in the state.
In a separate reaction, the state chairman of the Association of Tricycle (KEKE) Riders Transport Union, Comrade Benjamin Ikah thanked Gov. Ugwuanyi for heeding their request for the introduction of Rider’s Permit.
Comrade Ikah said that the governor came to their rescue when it mattered most, stressing that the Rider’s Permit, which they unanimously requested for, was “far much cheaper and favorable to us and has ameliorated our sufferings”.
He explained that prior to the introduction of the permit, which is at the cost of N6,000 for a three-year duration, the Keke and Okada operators in the state spent “N18,000 and N22,000 to obtain Driver’s License”, expressing delight that the governor in his magnanimity and kind-heartedness acceded to their appeal timely.
“After an extensive deliberation and negotiation with the state government, we, the keke and okada riders unanimously agreed to be paying N6,000 for Rider’s Permit, which is renewable after three years, courtesy of the magnanimity of our kind-hearted governor”, he stated.