In order to salvage Nigeria’s capital city of Abuja from lawlessness and criminality, the Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA), on Monday, commenced massive cleanup with emphasis on the airport road in particular.
All the relevant agencies saddled with the responsibility of maintaining order on roads and the environment in Abuja, were on hand to carry out and enforce the demolition and cleanup, which started from Karamajiji end of the road corridors, also saw to the impoundment of no fewer than 27 motorcycles.
Director, Directorate of Road Traffic Services (DRTS), Dr Abdulateef Bello, while briefing journalists at the venue, disclosed that his agency was able to seize 27 motorcycles on the airport road stretch for various offences, from driving against the traffic to driving on the express road.
He added that the administration is not trying to put a hardship on anybody, but the administration is more concerned about the safety security of residents.
According to VIO boss, “We have done a lot of engagement building social trust, with the okada riders so that they will be law-abiding but as at today there are some stubborn riders that are not willing to comply with our directives. So today we have over 27 motorcycles that were seized so they will pass through normal forfeiture and they will put them for crushing.