Mechanical workshops on road corridors must disappear – FCTA – AUTHORITY NEWS
By Daniel Tyokua
The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) called on the owners of illegal mechanical workshops on the corridors of transit routes to vacate the premises or face the law.
The administration explained that it will soon begin stopping and seizing vehicles, while recalcitrant technicians will face mobile courts.
This was even as Development Control Department Director Muktar Galadima said over the weekend that his task force had resumed weekend operations to tackle growing illegalities and crime in the city.
Galadima, who led the task force over the weekend to root out some suspected criminal elements in the Jahi district forest, said his department decided to make extra efforts to achieve more results in the war against the crime and other forms of illegal activity.
He noted that all forests harboring undesirable elements that could threaten the security of the city will be completely cleared.
According to him, the administration decided to clear the forest of Jahi because, some people had transformed the place into an illegal place of relaxation which attracts suspected criminal elements.
For his part, Moses Anyebe, Supervisor at the Directorate of Road Traffic Services (DRTS) indicated that five vehicles were evacuated from the illegal Mechanical Workshops that operated them.
Anyebe noted that “we evacuated 5 vehicles from this place. We’ll get the technicians and vehicle owners to sign a pledge not to come back here. And we will also send them to the mobile court”.