Kogi Government Bans Tricycle and Okada Operators From Plying Highways

The Ministry of Transportation held stakeholders’ meeting on 5th and 7th January, 2022 to address the issue of incessant accidents and the need for free flow of traffic on our roads. This is in tandem with the policy of the Ministry to strategize and map out plans and programs to ensure smooth operations by road users and safety of commuters.

The Commissioner for Transportation, Hon. Baron Joseph Okwoli who was represented by the Permanent Secretary, Alh. Okeme Jibrail chaired both meetings.

After exhaustive deliberations, the meeting came up with the following communiqués aimed at ensuring sanity, safety and security of road users and commuters.

  1. Tricycle Owners Association of Nigeria (TOAN) has been requested to submit the comprehensive list of all Tricycle operators with details of their bio data to the Ministry on or before 4th February, 2022 for a data base.
  2. All Tricycle and Okada operators shall no longer ply highways in Kogi State and are restricted to township routes and it commences with effect from Monday 17th January, 2022.
  3. Every Tricycle must be coded and branded in line with the designated area of operation
  4. All Tricycle and Okada operators must be guided against overloading
  5. Tricycle operations must ensure that the left side of their tricycles are barricaded with iron rod to guide against any accidental fall on the road.
  6. Tricycle and Okada riders shall ensure that both left and right side mirrors are firmly fixed.
  7. Tricycle and Okada operators shall ensure that all necessary valid papers and documents are collected and produced on demand for inspection.
  8. All long trucks/vehicles operating within the state must observe minimal speed limits in residential areas.
  9. All vehicle road users operating within the state have been enjoined to validate their papers always
  10. Vehicle road users are equally advised to co-operate with law enforcement Agencies and Officers.
  11. Mobile Courts have been constituted to prosecute defaulters and offenders.
  12. The Ministry of Transportation advise all vehicle road users to get acquainted and strictly adhere and comply with rules guiding road usage.

The Ministry of Transportation wishes road users and commuters safe driving throughout the year 2022.

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