The tricycle popularly known as Keke is one of the most popular and convent means of transportation in Nigeria, however in other to be a keke driver you need to have a license permits, The Kano State Road and Traffic Agency (KAROTA) has increased its license permits from N8,000 to N100,000.
The Managing Director of the Agency, Baffa Dan’agundi, disclosed this while briefing journalists in Kano.
“We have to check the operations of these operators for security reasons. The tracker is free while the permit is not.
“If you must operate a tricycle, you have to register for a permit,” he said.
The agency has registered 60,000 tricycles for permits. Mr Dan’agundi added that the agency would enforce the payment of N100 daily through the point of sale (POS) devices distributed by the Kano State Internal Revenue Service (KIRS) to tricyclists.
He called on all tricycle operators and other commercial vehicle operators concerned to comply with the KAROTA law and ensure that their vehicles are fully captured.
”If they fail to comply, they will be arrested and prosecuted,” he said.