Olawale Ajimotokan in Abuja
The joint enforcement workforce of the Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) has crushed 432 industrial bikes for illegally plying alongside Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport Road, Abuja.
Top officers of FCTA and heads and representatives of varied safety businesses, together with paramilitary organisations domiciled within the FCT, noticed the crushing train, which came about inside an open house at Lugbe Car Wash, alongside the Airport highway hall.
Areas raided embody Bill Clinton interchange, Karon-Majiji, Kuchingoro, Piwoyi Junction close to Shoprite mall, Lugbe FHA, common Lugbe Car Wash, Police Signboard, alongside Airport Road, all in Abuja Municipal Area Council (AMAC), the place the taskteam clamped down on some riders, who tried to flee the scene.
Secretary, FCT Transportation Secretariat, Abdullahi Adamu Candido, reiterated that the federal government won’t relent on the reinvigorated effort to rid the town of the menace of business bikes.
He warned the operators and house owners of business bikes to maintain off the most important roads of Abuja, particularly the town centres and the gateways into the FCT.
In similar method, Director, Directorate of Road Traffic Services (DRTS), Abdulateef Bello, stated the crushing train, which was the third within the sequence of its enforcement of the ban on Okada operations within the metropolis, was a proof of its zero tolerance of the menace.
He stated, the motorcyclists continued insistence to function within the metropolis was now not a visitors offence, however a critical safety breach that required the intervention of the federal government, therefore the involvement of navy and paramilitary businesses to successfully deal with it.
Also talking, the Senior Special Assistant to the FCT Minister on Monitoring, Inspection and Enforcement, Ikharo Attah, the selection of the placement for the signature train was to be able to ship a powerful sign to the perpetrators in a distinct course, including that so long as they continue to be recalcitrant, the FCTA will stay resolute to go after them.