The Bauchi state government has revealed that it will purchase 500 Keke NAPEP tricycles in order to boost intra-city movement.
This is part of palliative measures to cushion the hardship commuters face due to the ban on the operation of commercial motorcyclists and the restriction on the limited number of persons in a Keke NAPEP.
The Governor of the State, Bala Mohammed, said yesterday, that government will purchase 500 tricycles (KEKE NAPEP) for distribution to riders as alternative means of transportation.
The governor, while addressing stakeholders on the COVID-19 situation in the state, said that the tricycles will be given to the leaders of the unions for onward disbursement to riders as hire purchase.
Recall that the state government after banning Okada recently gave approval to Keke Napep operators to carry only two passengers in line with the social distancing policy.