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Enugu State Government has banned Okada, Keke Napep and others from operating in some of its local government areas.

9Janewshub.com.ng reports that the Enugu State Government has banned  the operation of Tricycle (Keke), Motorcyle (Okada) and Tipper-Truck in all communities in Nkanu East and Nkanu West local government areas of the state.

The development was contained in a statement signed by the Secretary to the State Government, Prof. Simon Uchenna Ortuanya on Friday.

Copy of the statement made available to Journalists in the state maintained that government also banned the operation of Tricycle, Motorcyle and Tipper-Truck in the following communities/neighbourhoods in Enugu South LGA; Amechi Uno, Amechi Awkunanaw, Amechi Uwani, Obeagu Main, Obeagu Uno, Centenary City/Obunagu, Obeagu, One day, Garki, Akwuke, Ugwuaji, Ndiagu Onunyo, Maryland and Ikiriki.

The statement further maintained that the decision was sequel to an emergency Security Council meeting held in Enugu State Government House, on Thursday, February 24, 2022 “on the heels of the recent spike in insecurity in parts of the state and Executive Order No.1: 2022 dated 24th February, 2022”.

The statement enjoined members of the public “to comply with this Order as the Security Agencies in the State have been directed to enforce it”.

He said “Following an emergency Security Council meeting held in Enugu State Government House today, Thursday, 24th February 2022 on the heels of the recent spike in insecurity in parts of the State and Executive Order No.1: 2022 dated 24th February 2022, the operation of Tricycle popularly called Keke, Motorcycle otherwise known as Okada, and Tipper Truck have been banned forthwith in the following areas in the State:

“All communities in Nkanu East Local Government Area. All communities in Nkanu West Local Government Area; and

“Also some communities/neighborhoods in Enugu South Local Government which includes Amechi Uno, Amechi Awkunanaw, Amechi Uwani, Obeagu Main, Obeagu Uno, Centenary City/Obunagu, Obeagu, One day, Garki, Akwuke, Ugwuaji, Ndiagu Onunyo, Maryland and Ikiriki.

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