Friday, 24 May 2013
FCT Minister ‘Temporarily’ Suspends Ban Green Mini Buses In Abuja
The FCT Administration has suspended the ban on the use of green mini-buses within the Federal Capital City, Abuja for three weeks.
The FCT Minister, Senator Bala Abdulkadir Mohammed gave a counter instruction after meeting with the stakeholders including the officials of the Mini-Buses Union, FCT chapters of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and Trade Union Congress (TUC) respectively in addition with the FCT Police Commissioner as well as Director, Department of State Security on Wednesday in his office at Area 11, Garki I District, Abuja.
The Minister then directed the setting up of a Committee to be chaired by the FCT Permanent Secretary, Engr. Anthony Ozodinobi to fine-tune its implementation.
All the stakeholders including the FCT Chapters of the NLC/TUC respectively, the Police, VIO, FRSC, and member of a Civil Society Organization are being represented on the implementation Committee.
Senator Mohammed insisted that there is no going back on the policy as it is for the good of all the residents of the Federal Capital Territory.
He announced that other transportation related policy including but not limited to Carmart, Car Wash and illegal Motor Parks scattered in and around the Federal Capital City already banned will also be enforced.
The minister concluded by lamenting that even the FCT Park-and-Pay policy had faced similar challenges but added that the enforcement of such measures are the only solution to sanitizing the transportation sector at the Federal Capital Territory.