Enthrone Orderliness And Competitiveness In Your Sector, Abia Gov't Tells Tricycle Unions

In the interest of equitable development of the transport sector for the masses, the Abia State Government through the Chief of Staff to the Governor, Dr ACB Agbazuere, announces that:

1. The recognition of the three tricycle riders and owners’ associations namely;

2. Each association will play the undermentioned roles for its members, the state and the general public:
a. Work with the state Ministry of Transport and Internal Revenue Service to register members in an electronic database:
i. Publish a code of conduct approved by the Ministry of Transport ii. Assign a unique serial number to every tricycle and agree with the Ministry of Transport on the specific data to be captured iii. Agree on a unique colour code for tricycles under its membership with the Ministry of Transportation
iv. Agree and introduce a procedure for adding and removing vehicles as may be required. This will include the regular update of the electronic database of owners and assigned drivers.
b. Ensure that all riders of tricycles under each association possess genuine riders' permit from the Federal Road Safety Commission and Abia State Internal Revenue Service c. Issue a secure means of identification to all drivers and ensure it is worn boldly
d. Maintain and widely publicise a call centre number for the public to use in the case of complaints and commit to reporting all incidents to the Ministry of Transport
e. Ensure that all owners and riders pay their minimum tax, monthly, annually or as may be convenient for them. This tax should be paid directly to the designated government account by each member
f. Ensure that all tricycles have a valid roadworthiness permit at every point in time; as may be directed by the state ministry of transport in the near future g. Ensure that all tricycle riders pay the daily toll via approved means; as may be defined by the states internal revenue service from time to time h. Ensure all tricycle owners and riders pay all other levies as may be required i. Report all issues that can impact security and peaceful coexistence with the other two associations. In addition, any issue deemed of importance to the development and security of the State should be brought to the notice of the Ministry of Transport and the Deputy Governor’s office in a timely manner.

3. That all three associations must coexist in harmony

4. That all owners and riders of tricycles must belong to ONLY one of the three associations. The associations must therefore jointly agree with a mechanism to validate this at the point of registration.
5. That any association involved in acts that put security at risk stands to be banned

The leadership of each association is hereby invited to a meeting with the Deputy Governor, Commissioner of Transport and Chairman of the Board of Internal Revenue on Thursday, November 14th 2019 by 12 noon. 

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