The Federal Capital Territory Administration has banned tricycle popularly called Keke Napep in Abuja, to the dismay of operators and users.
The PUNCH also reported that the government has started a mass arrest of those who fail to comply with the order.
While many have taken to the streets to protest the ban, some have taken to popular micro-blogging platform, Twitter, to express their frustration at the ban.
Read some reactions below:
Why does the government hate poor people?
Abuja is mostly populated AND SERVICED by poor people. How do we expect them to get around without Keke?
Every policy we throw up seems to tell poor people to get out of the way.
Same poor people you gave your stickers during election.
— Ndi Kato (@YarKafanchan) November 13, 2019
They want to turn Nigeria into America overnight by banning Keke in Abuja. Now they have added more people to the “ jobless “ category. God Epp us.
— DREYLO (@RealDreylo) November 12, 2019
Now wey dey don ban keke (Tricycle) inside Abuja wetin we go do.????
No keke for road. Even for life camp, jabi, utako. Haba
Karmo market road sef dey free??today wey be market day?? pic.twitter.com/b02HmQgZwm
— Chief of Beauty Staff (@rachaelbereba) November 12, 2019
They've banned Keke in Abuja o, I hope I won't trek home today. And I still entered Keke this morning, how will I get home now? pic.twitter.com/41EJD7Iv1B
— Damilola Coker #Bags/Fabrics plug. (@dacious_) November 12, 2019
So they woke up one morning and decided to ban keke and taxis in Abuja? Sometimes this government confuses me. Are they here to make life easier for us or more difficult?
— No one (Pilot by Affidavit) (@ilynem) November 12, 2019
We are hungry in the country. Economy is next to rubbish.. Every sector is comatose..
But it's banning keke in Abuja and controlling Our social media that's this administration's problem..
Buhari's Govt is a sham and a failure
— Baba Ibeji ? (@bobby_kayne) November 13, 2019
This keke ban in Abuja is making movement difficult for people. It's even blocked the means of livelihood of others. Oga o ?
— Queen Victoria? (@VictoriaFasuyi) November 13, 2019
What’s the exact story behind the ban of tricycles (Keke) in Abuja? Is it a strike or a ban by the government? Because you can’t just ban such large-scale commercial life without providing an alternative solution, for both the tricyclists and Abuja residents who depended on them.
— Ba’ Shaba (@gimbakakanda) November 13, 2019
I have always been irritated by the large number & reckless conduct of keke in Abuja. Following the ban yesterday, I saw huge crowds at Galadimawa roundabout last night stranded – the only transport they can afford is keke. They could not go home, we elite should be considerate.
— Jibrin Ibrahim (@JibrinIbrahim17) November 13, 2019
I have a serious issue with this ‘keke ban’. It’s like the Federal govt didn’t weigh the effect of their actions. The level at which crime rates will be on the increase… I fear for our lives in Abuja.
— Mairama (@yamta_) November 13, 2019
You wanted to stop Keke without providing another alternative. Is this a serious govt? They wanted to add more hardship on the masses. The best mode of transportation along Apo is Keke bcos of holdup. Govt need to reverse their decision b4 it is too late.
— Oladiran Oyewale (@OladiranOyewale) November 12, 2019
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