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Shocking! Graduates End Up As Keke Riders In Port Harcourt

It was under the regime of a former president, Olusegun Obasanjo that what has now become an acceptable means of transportation-the tricycle, popularly called Keke NAPEP-was introduced. It became very popular in various states across the country, when motorcycles, generally known at that time as Okada, were banned because of the dangers they posed to the society. In Rivers State, just as in other parts of the south-south, keke riders are everywhere. In some states, their operations have been restricted to certain parts of the town. EUNICE OLALEYE, in this special report, discovered that many of those operating the Keke are graduates. In the course of the investigations, she encountered one operator who studied medicine, but now makes a living through the tricycle in Port Harcourt.

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