Tricycle drivers in Delta State have commended the state government for banning business motorcyclists in some major cities in the state and launching the tricycle.
The tricycle operators pointed out the short run perks were encouraging and will entice more investments in tricycles company in the state.
The News Agency of Nigeria remembers that the state government on November 1, terminated commercial bikes famously known as okada in metropolitan towns of Asaba, Warri and Effurun.
The Governor Emmanuel Uduaghan-led administration, before the restriction, dispersed some 3,000 tricycles to the okada cyclists by means of its organization at N150,000 each to be paid twice.
A few of the drivers of the tricycle, that talked to NAN in Asaba, stated they made a normal N4,500 everyday as against the less than N2,000 as an okada cyclist.
Mr. Joshua Adebayo, a tricycle operator in Asaba said, “I never knew that the tricycle business would be as lucrative as it is today.
“When the state government announced that okada was going to be banned in Asaba, I was among those who kicked against it.
“But with what I am seeing today, I must commend the state government for the initiative. Tricycle is far better because we earn more, rest more and ride more comfortably with little or no stress.”
Mr. Kingsley Umukoro, also a tricycle operator, said apart from being more lucrative, the business was also more convenient and less stressful.