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Saturday, October 20, 2018

Checkout Our Made-In-Nigeria Keke NAPEP


Commercial tricycles more popularly referred to in Nigeria as Keke NAPEP, have become a major means of commute in Nigeria. Across most cities in Nigeria, conspicuous sights of Keke NAPEP abound.
They are typically used to cover short distances as opposed to bigger commercial buses that can travel further. Indeed, Keke NAPEP don’t come cheap.
To own one, you would have to cough out a sizable amount. Their prices range from between N500, oo0 to N650, 000
Few commercial drivers can afford them. Some drivers, in order to own one, work for it on hire purchase – a system where they ride one for a given period of time, pay the owner, and then they are handed possession of the tricycle. Perhaps, the high cost of acquiring a Keke NAPEP is tied to the fact that they are predominately imported from India and other Asian countries.

This is one reason why we ought to look inward.
In recent times, we have come to behold tricycles manufactured in Nigeria. Some of them come with some interesting innovations. For instance, some come fitted with doors – unlike the imported variants. Some come with electric fan and good ventilation. Some are made to take three to six passengers at a time. A particular one is powered by electricity – yes, our very own Tesla! Indeed, these could all be classed as the luxury version of the Keke NAPEP.
So, why are we not investing in or patronizing our locally-made tricycles?

GUYS, WHAT DO YOU THINK?

FACEBOOK COMMENTS

Boboye Okunrinboye

1/2 a million that is too high
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Bola Elizabeth Fapohunda

In a country where electricity is crazy...
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KayKay BigShow Maduka

U said its Made in 9ja and we've still gotta cough out approximately half a million to acquire one???

Endy Edeson

@Maduka & Boboye; I think the price is okay since it is for commercial purpose. @Bola & Mercy; Sure

Daniel Orji

for whaterver reason(s) we dont believe in our own!!
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Isiaq Zakariyah

That's Naija sentiment. Why must it be cheaper because it was made in Nigeria? Won't they source their materials abroad? I think it's high time we change our ideology and give our products more preference over imported ones. It's a sign of patriotism and altruism if we can cultivate it.
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Niyeck Nandack

At last! We can "produce" something.
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Deborah Fowowe

Naija on thezee One. Proudly Nigerian. Nice innovation. But the prob is this, i hope this idea will last? Bcos some enemies of Nigerians are plenty. #Just_Saying

Mbong Ekpo

Where is the company located.

Evangelist Gilbert

beautiful , where is the company located, keke is sold for abt 700k in Abuja, so 500k seems to be a good price
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