Bayelsa Indigenous Tricycle Riders Opens New Office in Yenagoa
The Bayelsa State Indigenous Tricycle Riders Association opens it’s new office in Yenagoa, Bayelsa state capital. The Association consists of about 5,000 registered indigenous youths who operate tricycle in the state.
Speaking during the opening of the new office, Human Rights Activist, Mr David West said the youths of the association are hardworking young Ijaw people who are in business to make a living for themselves and their families.
Mr West called on the Bayelsa state government particularly the Ministry of Transport to give them the needed support as they are not in competition with any other association in the state.
He equally advised the members of the association to carry out their daily duties peacefully and channel any grievances to the appropriate authorities for further action.
Also speaking, a legal practitioner, Barr Ken Okorodas noted that the association is duly registered hence they have the right and mandate to operate within Bayelsa state.
Barr. Okorodas explained that as an association, they also have the legal right to collect funds and dues from their members as a form of revenue generation.
Nigerian Bar Association Sagbama branch chairman Barr George Ebinyu, while officially opening the BITRA office commended the association saying the move shows that Ijaw youths are industrious, ready to engage themselves meaningful rather than being involved in violent activities.
On his part, Chairman of the association, Comrade Afori Okilo said the essence of having an office is to coordinate the activities of their members and address all complaints and issues that may arise from the general public and members of the association.
The Indigenous Tricycle Riders Association office is located at Ekeki Motor Park, Seriake Dickson Plaza, Room 11. It is open to the residents of the state and lost items in tricycles can be recovered by their owners in the office.