11 December 2020 By Remi Johnson
The Federal Capital Territory Administration is to impound vehicles and prosecute all illegal car marts owners in the City Center if they failed to relocate within 72 hours.
Speaking through the Head of the Ministerial Task Team on the Removal of Illegal Auto Marts in the Federal Capital City, the FCT Director, Directorate of Road Traffic Services (DRTS) Wadata Aliyu Bodinga hinted that, Abuja is a planned city and every area has its use that must be adhered to.
He explained that illegal car marts in Wuse, Gudu, Garki, Maitama among many others should be ready for enforcement.
His words: ” We have gone round the Federal Capital City and indicated areas which are illegal, we have removed them in the past, they came back, but this time around, we will not only remove them, we will also prosecute them… illegal car marts have mostly constituted nuisances on major ways in the city centre… Bodinga said.
Also, the Director Department of Development Control, Murktar Galadima said no stone would be left unturned in the task of sanitising the city.
Similarly, the Director, Abuja Environmental Protection Board, Baba Shehu Lawan, represented by Mr Kaka Bello said most of the car marts harbour miscreants.
Meanwhile, the National President, Association of Motor Dealers of Nigeria, Prince Ajibola Adedoyin who expressed concern over the illegal car marts, appealed to the FCT Administration to look into their permanent site issues to enable them stabilize their business.