FCT to roll out buses, taxis, ban ‘Keke’ – Wike

Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Nyesom Wike, has noted that new buses and taxis will soon be rolled out for public transportation in Abuja.

The former Rivers State governor who spoke on Tuesday when he met with estate developers in Abuja, said the public transportation scheme will address the incidences of “one chance” operators in the FCT.

“I assure you that once the buses and taxis are on the roads, the problem of one chance will be a thing of the past,” he said.

“However, if you make the mistake of going to enter a taxi and a bus that is not our own, it is your problem.”

“The buses and taxis will ply the routes of Maitama, Asokoro, and other parts of the city.”

According to the minister, once buses and taxis are introduced in the FCT, the operations of tricycles, also known as Keke NAPEP, will be prohibited. He said no action was taken against the operations of tricycles before now because public buses and taxis were not on the roads as alternatives.

“I know some of you will say, but we are struggling. I agree, but our interest is to protect our city,” he said.

“I owe a duty to protect the people that are doing genuine businesses in our city.”

“We could not take action without providing an alternative. Now that we have the alternative, we are not afraid to take that action. The tricycle operators should move to the rural areas.”

Source: Business Hallmark

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