Kwara State Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq has launched at least 100 units of tricycles to ease transportation challenges, stimulate macroeconomic activities, and reduce poverty.
Senior Special Assistant to the Kwara State Governor on Community Intervention Kayode Oyin-Zubair said the community transport intervention project is a direct response to the request from Tricycle Owners Association of Nigeria (TOAN) members.
Saying the Tricycle Owners Association of Nigeria (TOAN) intervention is a total departure from the traditional empowerment programs.
The government also officially enrolled members of the Tricycle Owners Association of Nigeria (TOAN) on the informal package of the state’s health insurance scheme
In his remarks, Governor AbdulRazaq congratulated beneficiaries of the first phase of the community transport intervention project and urged TOAN and other transport unions to continue to work with the government on the strategy to ensure coordination, safety, and general security.
The intervention no doubt will help solve the transportation challenges to a large extent also engaging youths to earn a living.