18 December 2020 By Remi Johnson
The FCT Administration has commenced the removal of illegal car marts along road corridors in Gudu, Apo and Area1 to 10 in AMAC.
During the exercise, ten cars and a truck were impounded from illegal car marts in the above listed areas .
The leader of the joint Taskforce, Wadata Aliyu Bodinga, said the removal became necessary following the expiration of the ultimatum issued to illegal car marts dealers in the territory.
Bodinga, who is also the Director of DRTS, noted that the Directorate was working with all FCTA relevant departments and security agencies to clear the road from all impediments.
He urged those still operating in unauthorized areas across the six Area Councils to vacate or face the wrath of the law.
“This exercise is a continuous one, as we are going to continue to monitor these areas, any vehicle that is impounded will go through the mobile court. We must make sure that this time around, people don’t get away with this kind of acts.”
Bodinga further explained that the only temporary designated car mart at the moment is along Kubwa road.
On his part, Chairman, FCT Traffic Management Taskteam, Comrade Ikharo Attah decried the situation where walkways have been illegally converted to car parks and car marts, thereby forcing pedestrians to use the major roads.
His words:”…we saw vehicles parked on the pedestrian walkways in Area 10, and people who are supposed to use the facility will now be forced to walk on the main carriage way thereby impeding vehicular traffic…the walkways have been turned into car parks, which is in contravention with planning principles.” Attah said