[The Legislative Blog]: Reps call for registration of okada and keke napep

Members of the House of Representatives have tasked the Committee on Federal Road Safety Corps on the lack of registration of motorcycles and tricycles popularly known as okada and keke napep across the country.

The motion, Urgent Need to Enforce Registration of Motorcycles and Tricycles Plying Public Roads in Nigeria was raised by PDP lawmaker, was sponsored by Mr Karimi Sunday. He said 99 percent of okada and keke napep plying Nigerian roads are not registered.

The lawmaker argued that the failure to register these vehicles increases their risks of being used for criminal activities. He said their riders have gone against the law by way of failing to wear crash helmets and not owning drivers’ licences and number plates.

Hon Karimi also added that the country was losing the revenue that comes from registration and vehicle licensing.

The motion was adopted by the House and the committee is expected to hand in its report in four weeks.

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