Ugwuanyi involves Tricycle Operators on Security checks in Enugu

PHOTO: Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State (middle), with the Speaker, Enugu State House of Assembly, Edward Ubosi (right), and the chairman of state Association of Tricycle Riders Transport Union, Benjamin Ikah, during an interactive meeting with the riders at Michael Okpara Square, Enugu, today. reports that tricycle operators in Enugu state henceforth would be part  of crime prevention, detection, identification and apprehension along with security agencies in the state, so said Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State.

Governor Ugwuanyi unveiled the scheme today at Okpara during an interactive session with members of the association in the state.

The Enugu state Governor said  even though Enugu is ranked among the safest states in country, there is nonetheless some security challenges and "increasing desperation and
sophistication of criminal elements in the society".

Ugwuanyi stated, "We are determined to keep improving and expanding our
security operations, being fully aware that any lapse on our part could spell
dire consequences for our people," the governor said, reiterating his
administration's commitment to ensure that members carry out their
normal activities peacefully and without undue harassment.

"In as much as this is a call to duty for you as citizens, we have
also decided to train you free of charge and offer financial and
logistic support for your services in this regard. Officers from the
security agencies will also be appointed to liaise with you daily to
ensure that the objectives of this initiative are fully realized," he
noted further'.

Earlier, the chairman of the tricycle operators, Mr Benjamin Ejiofor,
commended Governor Ugwuanyi for the measures he had taken towards
enhancing the welfare of their members.

He said that the governor's positive disposition in that regard is an
indication of his love for the association and people of the state in
general. "Above all, you have restored our confidence in the
government as we now see ourselves as true heroes of democracy," he
said, pledging the association's "unalloyed support" for the

Thanking the governor for the prevailing peace in the association, he
added that the ministry of transport's bio metric registration for
their members and existing cordial relationship between the
association and the local government officials are all proofs that the
governor is concerned about the masses' welfare.
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