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Plateau Govt. speaks on 9pm Curfew for Tricycles "Keke Napep" at Media Parley with Journalist

Rt Hon.Simon Bako Lalong hosted media practitioners and journalist at the old government house Rayfield Jos, Plateau state to mark the second year anniversary of the Rescue administration and the 2017 democracy day.   

The hope for time extension beyond 9:00pm for the operators of Commercial Tricycles popularly called "Keke Napep”  has been dashed, as security report available has indicted their mid night operations pose danger to citizens.

After a question raised by Matthew Tegha of MatthewteghaBLOG, pointing out the economic effect the curfew on commercial Tricycles has caused, leading to early closure of businesses and social activities within the state capital (Jos).

Responding, the state government said it has been advised not to lift the ban on their operation, as security report indicates that cultists may have hijacked the trade and are now using the tricycle, to harm and maim people.
The Permanent Secretary on Security, said, the operation of commercial tricycles beyond 9.00pm would promote more immorality and secrete killings in the city of Jos.
Speaking to the governor he said, it is still better to maintain the ban, as it is even more difficult to chase after a tricycle at night by security operatives, when compared with commercial motorists at any hour after 9.00pm”. Because it is difficult for security operatives to identify the true owner when the need arises.

Governor Lalong responded to questions raised by media practitioners lead by the state chairman Nigerian Union Of Journalist (NUJ), Mr. Yakubau Taddy, on the progress, achievements and challenges of the current rescue administration. His deputy, key cabinet/state officials and members of the state executives were in attendance.

He assured the media of his administration's determination to develop the state economy and to sustain the peace on the Plateau.   

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