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HE NEW MODE OF PRIVATE COMMERCIAL URBAN PASSENGER TRANSPORT IN NIGERIA THE KEKE NAPEP SAGA IN PERSPECTIVE

HE NEW MODE OF PRIVATE COMMERCIAL URBAN PASSENGER TRANSPORT IN NIGERIA THE KEKE NAPEP SAGA IN PERSPECTIVE

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ABSTRACT:The use of Keke Napep (tricycle) as a private commercial transport in Nigeria has for a long time been part of urban transport available to individuals that wants to fulfill their travel needs and to also fill in the shortages in public transport. However, the characteristic of this transport mode has had implications that led to their ineffective operations that must be nip into the bud. The analysis revealed a tremendous increase in the importation of this mode of transport from 2000 to 2021, more than two decades of ineffectiveness. Keke Napep operators were found to be relatively engaged with low level of education and are fully engaged in the operation of this mode of transportation as a means of livelihood, however their behaviors during daily operation of this new mode of transport indicates inadequate training ,licensing process/ tracking devices and awkwardness, where they disregard traffic rules and regulations and thereby constitute a danger to other road users more especially the intra-urban transport operators and other private transports and traffic movement.However, specific government policy to regulate this new but old mode of private commercial passenger transportation, provision of adequate infrastructure, total enforcement of rules and regulations which governs the proper use of the roadway and adequate records in a data bank on Keke- Napep operator were recommended in a comprehensive urban transport policy in order to make tricycle transport as it is presently referred to safe and efficient as a private commercial urban passenger transport in Nigerian cities.
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0 08 Feb, 2022
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key Words: Key words — Transportation, Traffic, Tricycle or Keke-Napep, Passenger, operator
Key Contributors: Muhammad Saleh.