FCTA begins Clampdown on ‘Okada’ riders on AYA-Nyanya road

By Daniel Tyokua

The Federal Capital Territory Administration has announced that clampdown on commercial motorcycle operators plying the ever busy AYA-Nyanya road commences today.

Chairman, FCT Ministerial Taskteam on Traffic Management, Mr Ikharo Attah who disclosed this in a statement issued yesterday, said the operation would commence on Monday, March 2.

According to him, any motorcycle impounded during the exercise would not be released to anyone.

He said, “the rate at which commercial motorcycle operators ply the road has reached an alarming proportions”, adding that, “while they are permitted to operate at Nyanya and Karu, They are not expected to reach Abacha barracks and AYA in Asokoro District”.

Attah added that the commercial motorcyclists often ride against traffic and at a very high speed, a development that has continued to endanger the lives of other road users.

He wondered why, “some residents would choose to ride on a commercial motorcycle at a great financial cost and safety risk even when traffic time on the road stretch has been reduced to between 12 and 20 minutes due to the activities of the Traffic Management Team”.

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