Abuja: Traffic offenders to undergo compulsory training – FCTA

The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) says violators of traffic rules will be subjected to a 3-day compulsory training.

The Director, Directorate of Road Traffic Services (DRTS) Dr Abdulateef Bello who disclosed this in Abuja said the violators would also be prosecuted by a Mobile Court before they get back their vehicles.
Bello also revealed that within two weeks of offensive operations, about 152 vehicles, 326 motorcycles and 15 tricycles were impounded at various places.

“The operations have been about getting rickety vehicles out of town and also ensuring that Okadas are kept out of restricted areas.

“So far we have taken off the streets about 152 motor vehicles, 326 Motorcycles, 15 Tricycles and about 22 dispatch.

“They are going to be made to face the law as quickly as possible before they face the mobile court, three days training compulsorily to acquaint themselves with the rules and regulations in using our roads. 

They have to pay for the training and also pay their fines. They have to understand the road culture. “

The Senior Special Assistant to the FCT Minister on Monitoring, Inspection and Enforcement, Mr Ikharo Attah who led the team, said the work of sanitising the city has become very taxing that all relevant agencies need to forge a collaborative partnership.

Attah noted that the ongoing onslaught against traffic offenders and other criminalities in Abuja was a resolve of FCT Minister, Malam Muhammad Bello to maintain the standards required of a model City.

He added that the Enforcement through Area 1, Apo Bridge, Lugbe-Airport and Gishiri Junction, was an energised exercise that would be sustained.

According to him, “The Central focus of the work today is largely traffic.  We went round to purge the city of rickety vehicles and illegal motor parks.

“The city has reached a point where we work as a separate component.  All the relevant agencies are here collaborating to get the job done.“


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