The Minister of Transportation, Mr. Rotimi Amaechi, on
Thursday, announced Federal Governments plans to
introduce solar-powered tricycles and motorcycles into
the Nigerian transport system in 2019.
He disclosed this at the swearing-in ceremony of newly
elected executives of Amalgamated Commercial Tricycle
& Motorcycle Owners, Repairs and Riders Association of
Nigeria (ACOMORAN) in Abuja.
The minister, who was represented by Dr Anthonia Ekpa,
Director, Road Transport and Mass Transit Administration
of the Ministry, said the initiative would solve the fuel
challenges faced by motorcycles and tricycles riders.


“What we have done is to ensure that we
introduce into the Nigeria environment, solar-
powered tricycles, we are going to introduce
into the sector tricycles that will not need to
use fuel and also electric tricycles.
“I want to use this opportunity to also say
that we have put it in the 2018 budget to be
implemented in 2019 because in the 2018
budget we have what we called green
transportation, which under it we have the
solar-powered tricycles.
“We also have in the 2018 budget what we
called amphibious vehicles, which is going to
be in form of a tricycles which can be used on
water and on land for those of you in the
riverine areas, we hope to purchase that in


He, however, said that road transport remains the most
critical and accessible to all Nigerians, urging the new
ACOMORAN president to ensure that his members obey
all traffic laws.

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