Written by Austine ELEMUE

Ban on motorcycle operation still in force -DRTS

Following the resurgence of motorcycle operation in the Federal Capital City, the FCT Transportation Secretariat through the Directorate of Road Traffic Services has called on owners and riders of motorcycles that the ban within the city center is still in force. 

The director, Road Traffic Services Alh. Wadata Bodinga, made this known while briefing members of the FCT Press Corps as part of the resolution reached at the end of FCT Executive Council meeting held last week. 

He explained that it was necessary to inform members of the public who may not be aware that there was ban on the use of motor cycles in the city center and there was the need not to patronize such operators who are head bent on disobeying the law of the land.

He appealed to military and para-military personnel who use motorcycles for official purposes to always ensure that they appear in their uniform or risk what they may term to be embarrassment as according to him the law must obeyed.

Similarly, others who are in any official assignment must be well kitted with reflective jackets and other means of identification to avoid the operatives of the directorate and other security agencies from impounding such motor cycle.

The director used the opportunity to warn those recalcitrant commercial motor cycle operators to ply their trade outside the prohibited areas in the territory as the administration and security agencies are more than ready to impound and prosecute such offenders. 

According to him, the era of seizing the ‘okada’ and allow the rider or the owner to go is over. He appealed to the members of the public to support the activities of the directorate as they are directed toward achieving a better society all of us dream, while calling on security agencies and the general public to remain supportive of the policy to give FCT residents good life. 

He also called on the public to withdraw patronage of bikes in the city to discourage their activities, reminding operators of bikes and tricycles that their operations remain in the estates and suburbs. 

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