Abuja administration orders removal of abandoned vehicles on highways in seven days

The FCT administration ordered the VIO to remove the vehicles.

The Federal Capital Territory, FCT, Administration on Thursday issued a seven-day ultimatum to the Directorate of Road Transport Services to remove all abandoned vehicles on Abuja Highways.

Jonathan Ivoke, the Secretary, Transport Secretariat of the FCT, who gave the ultimatum in Abuja at a news briefing, said the removal of abandoned vehicles was to ensure security and reduce traffic gridlock in the Nigerian capital.

He said that some of these abandoned vehicles cause accidents on the highways, “especially as Christmas festival approaches’’.

He reaffirmed the commitment of the FCT Administration to complete the multi-billion-naira Abuja Rail Project by 2015 as promised by the Abuja Minister.

According to him, the Abuja rail is a priority project of the Federal Government and will be driven to logical conclusion to serve the ever influx of people into the territory.

The secretary noted that presently 106 traffic light intersections had been fully signalised in the city, adding that 20 new traffic light intersections were currently ongoing.

Mr. Ivoke recalled that the FCT Administration recently signed an MOU with the Chinese Government for additional 74 intersections.

He further disclosed that 580 traffic offenders were arraigned between January and November, out of which 564 were convicted and made to pay various fines.

(NAN)

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