… Impounds Over 50 Vehicles
Following growing concern about the city’s increasing traffic gridlock caused by the proliferation of illegal motor parks, the Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) launched a massive crackdown on operators of such parks on Thursday.
Over 50 vehicles were impounded by the Task Force while combing through the illegal parks in Garki Areas 1, 8, and 10, as well as Apo Bridge.
Dr. Abdulateef Bello, Director of Road Traffic Services (DRTS), stated that the impounded vehicles violated several traffic rules in addition to being parked in various unapproved parks, including improper registration.
He stated that the exercise would become a routine duty of the team in order to ensure sustainability while the administration had put measures to close all the illegal parks.
According to him, the rickety vehicles will be put off the road, and owners of the impounded vehicles would be made to comply with all requirements of the law, before they could get them back.
Bello while pledging to sustain the exercise, also assured that officers who were injured by hoodlums in previous operations would be adequately compensated.
Meanwhile, the Senior Special Assistant to FCT Minister on Monitoring, Inspection and Enforcement, Comrade Ikharo Attah stated that FCT Minister , Malam Muhammad Musa Bello has resolved to deal with all sectoral infractions, while adding that the Task Force will not stop its operations, until sanity is restore completely.
Attah who has been heading the operations for City Cleaning, noted that addressing the traffic issues deserved a special attention from the team, because FCT residents deserve a relief from stress.
He hinted that addressing troubling traffic issues within the city centre, was something the FCT Minister, Malam Muhammad Bello craves for dearly and has made commitment to achieve.
According to Attah, ” What we are seeing today is the enormity of the complexity of the challenges. We have been doing work on all departments, today we are focusing on traffic issues.
” It is getting more complex, but we are not been deterred at all. We must not allow this city to degenerate to a point where we cannot do what is right . Today many vehicles and motorcycles have been impounded”.