Written by Edrina EMMANUEL

FCT transport secretariat lifts ban on SECDA

The Transportation Secretariat of the Federal Capital Territory Administration has lifted the suspension placed on the Self Employed Commercial Drivers Association, SECDA, from operating commercial transport services in the Federal Capital Territory. 

In a press statement issued by the Acting Director in charge of Information in FCT Transportation Secretariat, Mr. Ifeanyi Ughamadu, he stated that the review of the ban was as a result of SECDA’s letter of ‘unreserved apology.’ 

The provisional operator’s licenses granted to SECDA Nig Ltd to operate commercial transport services in the Federal Capital Territory was suspended on February 28, 2018 following SECDA’s failure to obey the Transportation Secretariat’s directives on the closure of all unauthorised parks along Abuja – Keffi route. 

Announcing the lifting of the suspension at the end of the stakeholder’s meeting with various public transport providers and terminal managers, the Secretary, Transportation Secretariat, Comrade Kayode Opeifa, advised the company to respect the rules and regulations guiding the operation of commercial transport services in the FCT. 

He also urged the firm to relate peacefully with other licensed operators in the territory and reiterated that the secretariat will not fail to apply the long arm of the law on any operator that violates the rules of engagement with impunity. 

Responding, the Managing Director of SECDA Nig Ltd, Mr Victor Okorie,   appreciated the transportation secretariat for lifting the suspension and pledged the loyalty of his members to the FCTA.

 

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