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FCTA Dislodges lllegal Roadside Mechanic Workshops

The Federal Capital Territory Administration has dislodged ilegal roadside mechanic workshops and motor parks within the city centre.

The joint enforcement team on City Sanitation, also impounded over 30 vehicles, and arrested six persons during the operations.

Senior Special Assistant to FCT Minister on Monitoring, Inspection and Enforcement, Comrade Ikharo Attah said the exercise was targeted at making Abuja clean and safe for all.

Comrade Attah explained that the illegal mechanic workshops, and motor parks operators had been warned severally to vacate the locations, but refused to comply.

He disclosed that the suspects arrested during the operation, would be charged to court, while the fate of all impounded vehicles would be decided by the court too.

Also speaking, Deputy Director of Enforcement in Abuja Environmental Protection Board, (AEPB) Kaka Bello, said the Board intensified the cleaning exercise to match the strength of those bent on destroying the ambience of the city with their illegal activities.

Also, Director FCT Directorate of Road Traffic Services (DRTS), Baba Abubakar, said more synergy wouldl be created by relevant agencies to ensure that operators of the illegal mechanic workshops do not return.

The clean up exercise which started around AYA, through Apo Mechanic Village, terminated at Jabi district.

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