Abuja residents lament as FCT bans business tricycle

Residents of the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, have been on Tuesday thrown into confusion following the sudden ban on business Tricycle operators also called ‘Keke’ by the Federal Authorities.

DAILY POST gathered that this got here unannounced with no different technique of transportation supplied by the authorities.


Following the event, many had issue assessing their workplaces on Tuesday morning whereas some trekked lengthy distances to get to their workplaces.

A few of the tricycle riders who spoke to our correspondents lamented that the federal government has robbed many unemployed youths their technique of livelihood and survival.

Jubril Abrahim, who operates alongside the AirPort/Arab Junction Highway, stated, “I don’t know what to do proper now. Ought to I begin crying in public or simply go house and lock myself? That is my solely technique of survival. I’ve 2 wives and 6 youngsters relying solely on me for day by day bread. What do I inform them? I exploit to trip ‘Okada’ right here in Abuja earlier than the federal government fully barred it. Now they’ve ended up killing me and my household.”


Additionally talking, Idris Abdullahi, stated, “I woke this morning, washed my Keke and entered the highway to do my work solely to see policemen and different safety businesses chasing and impounding our tricycles. After I requested why I used to be instructed that the legislation has been established and was meant to start right now. Critically, I don’t know what to do. I don’t even know whom to run to. My dwelling is dependent upon this work. I’m calling on the federal government to rethink this determination, You folks ought to assist us inform the federal government that we don’t have something to do once more.

In the meantime, many of the residents who have been devastated by the event on Tuesday took to their social media handles to share their views and opinions on the matter.

Some say authorities has no proper to do what it did with out contemplating the adverse implications on the residents.


They stated enough preparations ought to have been put in place to accommodate each the passengers and the Keke operators earlier than developing with such ‘hasty’ choices.

They equally lamented the poor state of safety within the metropolis stating that that is coming at a really essential time and has made transportation tough and dearer.

These are the reactions gathered by DAILY POST from Twitter:


@omogbajabiamila:” Okay, seems to be just like the restriction on keke has now gone a notch larger in Abuja. No extra kekes an in consequence, persons are trekking inside this scorching solar.. mad ooo.”

@Umehwrites:”No keke in Abuja, bolt and uber drivers in sure areas are having an excellent day making a living.”

@Realquinbee:” FCT Minister stops keke napep from working in Abuja.. Misplaced priorities.”


@ashantylami:”However how are you going to cease keke in key areas in a city like Abuja the place an excellent variety of graduates can’t afford a automotive and wish to maneuver round? I’m making an attempt so exhausting to know this nation. How can one be glad in a rustic like this.”

@sweetprisca:”Federal Authorities bans keke in Abuja. what a disgrace of all issues to do right now banning keke is their drawback. i simply really feel for these feeding their households from this its apparent the Authorities doesn’t care about these they’re governing.”

@obiforlife:” so i noticed some folks of their coperate attires trekking to work this morning as a result of the FCT Minister determined to have misplaced priorities. so these ones will get to work now trying like they only got here from the farm. this nation is a joke!!


@thirdemperor:” Now that the FCT Minister put a ban on keke napep what provisions did he make to go with those who simply misplaced their jobs due to his silly determination. abi they need the insecurity within the metropolis to multiply.”

@sweetcherry:” I can’t consider that transportation fare simply elevated because of this keke ban. can any person inform this FCT Minister that we aren’t cows however humanbeings. na wa oo for Nigeria.”

@mrodeeh: ” so simply trekked from apo to space three junction as a result of keke was no the place to be discovered. FCT Minister this isn’t what we requested you to do.”


@pinkberry:” This FCT Minister deserves to be slapped so he can lastly have some senses. Did he make provisions for folks he simply ripped off their jobs? what of those that can not afford a automobile and this tricycle is their technique of attending to their locations what is going to occur to them? all these locations that taxi don’t ply nd keke is the technique of transportation their what is going to occur to folks taking that route? The rise in transport fare now what’s being achieved about it? clearly we don’t have leaders all we’ve is a bunch of grasping, conceited and egocentric cash mongers.”