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VIO Directs Tricycle Operators To Leave Abuja City Centre

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The Directorate of Road Traffic Services (DRTS), otherwise known as Vehicle Inspection Office VIO has reiterated its directive on operators of tricycles in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) to stop their activities within the city centres. In an interview with LEADERSHIP in his office yesterday, the public relations officer (PRO) to the directorate, Kalu Emetoh, maintained that the activities of tricycles have been confined to the estates, based on the new transport policy of the Federal Capital Territory administration (FCTA). Emetoh disclosed that investigation is still ongoing to unravel the circumstances surrounding last week’s rampage by some operators of tricycles along Utako- Life Camp axis. He added that after the investigation, all those who were involved in the disturbances would be arrested and prosecuted in accordance with the dictates of the law, adding that the administration would not sit and allow people take laws into their hands.
The public relations officer called on residents of the territory to allow the ministerial joint taskforce to do their jobs so as to bring sanity on Abuja roads, for the benefits of all.
He maintained that mini buses, tricycles and motorcycles remained prohibited in Abuja city centres, adding that the directorate would not hesitate to impound any of them found violating the transport policy. LEADERSHIP gathered that the Idu/Karmo office of the directorate was burnt last weekend, during a rampage by some suspected members of tricycles operators along that axis.



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