The Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi has said that the federal government will not ban use of Motorcycle ‘Okada’ and Tricycle as alternative means of transportation across the country.
The minister explained that banning the operators will lead to huge loss of jobs and will also affect the economy.
The minister said this in Abuja ON Tuesday at the 2017 National Day of Amalgamated Commercial Tricycle and Motocycle Owners Repairs and Riders Association of Nigeria, (ACOMORAN).
He said: “We will not ban operators of motorcycles and tricycles because we acknowledge the role you play nationally.
“Transportation is about logistics because we need to move people from one place to another and by so doing, create jobs and opportunities.
“We use trains and buses but we need to move people from their homes to the stations and that is where you come in. You contribute immensely to the economy and make transportation easily.
“Basically, you know that they are used for agricultural purposes too because farm produce are transported from one place to another.
The minister also promised to collaborate with the Central Bank of Nigeria, commercial banks and other important institutions to ensure that the association and its members get soft loan to assist their work.