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Restriction of mini buses: No going back – FCTA


ABUJA—The Federal Capital Territory Administration, FCTA, weekend, said there was no going back on the restriction of operation of mini buses, despite protests generated by the ban.

Senior Special Assistant (Information Management System) to the Minister of FCT, Alhaja Jemilah Tangaza, stated this while answering questions from newsmen.

Stranded passengers as commercial drivers protest in Abuja.
Stranded passengers as commercial drivers protest in Abuja.

She said the route designation was necessitated by the need to curb congestion, persistent gridlocks, chaos, reduce traffic accidents, enhance security and ensure traffic sanity on Abuja roads.

It would be recalled that the FCTA on January 14 started enforcement of route delineation for Abuja mini bus and Araba operators but due to some lapses, the Minister of FCT, Senator Bala Muhammed, suspended the ban for three weeks.


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