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Thursday, April 23, 2020

Tricycle Association Of Nigeria Lauded For Health And Safety Measures

The Tricycle Owners Association of Nigeria (TOAN), one of the country’s largest tricycle operator unions has been lauded for taking proactive steps to ensure safety of tricycle drivers and passengers during the COVID-19 crisis.

Over a week ago, TOAN issued a circular advising their affiliated tricycles to limit the number of passengers they carry in tricycles (popularly known as Keke), in what is being seen as an essential form of transportation at this time of crisis as well as the wearing of face masks and sanitization of frequent contact points in the vehicles. 

Dr Kelechi Okoro, a leading health advocate commended TOAN via her social media handles saying, “As a medical practitioner, I say kudos to TOAN for taking proactive steps to increase the safety of their riders and passengers, by announcing health and safety norms to help curb the spread of COVID-19. Kekes can be a safer option of public transport because of limited passengers and open ventilation, and TOAN has gone one step further by limiting passengers to two persons at a time.”

Augustine Apeh, TOAN president, also said, “We at TOAN encourage keke operators affiliated to us to do their utmost to support the populace in these difficult times. We shall do everything we can in line with different safety directives as issued by the Nigerian Government and health agencies while ensuring the public has access to what has been identified as one of the safer modes of public transport in this situation.”

While the general public may have necessary restrictions imposed on movement to curb the virus, it is important that point-to-point public transportation still remains open for those who are unwell, those who are travelling for essential services and most importantly for emergency and medical workers who have to commute for work. So, it is imperative that the public finds a mode of transport that is as safe as possible and for now the tricycle seems to be one of safer choices.



  1. Liars. In places like Ibadan in this COVID 19 season, keke still carry overload

    1. So many Ibadan still believe there is no CORONAVIRUS in Nigeria. The fact that we go out for the most part of day thanks to Engr the governor who was lucky to be asymptomatic. Micra always overload, Okada nko hmmmmmmmmmmmm, two passengers at once. Life in Ibadan is now by grace.

  2. The poor are law abiding
    The rich are law flouting
    Was it not the lawmakers that refused
    their temperatures being checked on arrival at MMIA and Abuja airports?
    They brought covid with them and spread it and refused quarantine.
    Ndi ara enwego eze oooo 😏😏😏😏😏😏😏😏😏😏

    1. Which poor are law abiding? Just say people in general ain't law abiding, it has nothing to do with class

  3. Please in which State are they abiding? because in Rivers State, Keke will not move till the driver carries three for back and one to join him in the steering.

  4. Way to go TOAN. We should do a #bring Keke back oh. It's safer than entering bus

  5. 🚶‍♀️🚶‍♀️🚶‍♀️🚶‍♀️

  6. At the end of the day it is the masses that bear the cost of carrying few passengers

  7. good to know.everyone should help inorder to reduce the spread of this virus

  8. I hope they stay true to it...

  9. In Lagos here, they still carry 3 at the back and 2 sef in the front sometimes. I pray they hear

  10. They have reduced the numbers they carry in my area in Benin city. But they increased the prices.


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