“Keke” Operators Ordered To Vacate Unauthorized Parks

BY SAM DUVWODE
CHAIRMEN of commercial motorcycle and tricycle operators’ association in the 25 local government areas of Delta State have been directed to decongest all junctions where their activities are hampering free flow of vehicles and movement of people.
The State Chairman of the association, Chief Obi Nzete, gave the directive while addressing state executive and local officials of the association in Asaba.
Chief Obi said the directive was in compliance with the advice handed down by the Commissioner for Transport, Mr. Vincent Uduaghan, on assumption of office that motor parks and units obstructing traffic would not be entertained
He said the association was committed to working with the state government to ensuring that the SMART agenda succeeded, emphasizing that the group would not be a clog in the wheel of progress.
Chief Nzete urged members of the association not to indulge in acts that could portray them in bad light, stressing that erring members would be punished according to laid down rules.
He equally appealed to members of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW), to join in making roads free of traffic logjam.
The state Public Relations Officer (PRO) of the association, Comrade Ochuko Glory Johnson, pledged, on behalf of others, that they would comply with the commissioner’s directive.
Comrade Glory Johnson said there would be no sacred cows in clearing the state of unauthorized parks. He used the forum to pass a vote of confidence on Chief Nzete for giving the association purposeful leadership.