BY INUSA NDAHI, MAIDUGURI
Borno Governor Professor Babagana Umara Zulum has sent invitation for a meeting with leaders of various groups of tricycle (Keke NAPEP) operators at 2pm Tuesday. The meeting is to hold inside the Musa Usman secretariat at an open car park near the Governor’s new office annex.
Recalled that there was tension in Maiduguri immediately after Zulum presented his 2020 Budget to the State Assembly where he sighted plan by the government to restrict Keke Napep ply some major roads within the metropolis with alternative of procurement of buses and taxi caps.
Special Adviser on public relations and strategy, Malam Isa Gusau who announced this via a statement, said Zulum will during today’s meeting clarify all issues relating misinformation over the operations of NAPEP in Maiduguri and other parts of the state.
Gusau said the meeting is expected to establish common understanding that will take into cognizance the concerns of government, the operators and generality of citizens, many whom rely on NAPEP as a major means of transportation in the Maiduguri.
The adviser also clarified that pending the outcome of the Governor’s meeting, the operators and concerned citizens are assured that contrary to misrepresentation by a section of the media, there is no total ban on Keke NAPEP.