Capital Territory to seal multiple entry points to market


By Hudu Yakubu, Abuja

The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA ) in Nigeria said, it has resolved to take further steps towards tackling the protracted traffic congestion at Dutse Alhaji roads,  by fencing the market and sealing off  all uneccassry multiple entry points.

This was stated this when the Chairman,  FCT ministerial task team on traffic free flow,  Ikharo Attah alongside  some Engineers from  the  Federal  Capital Development Authority ( FCDA) Abuja Environmental Protection Board (  AEPB),  Department of Development Control and officials of Bwari Area Council visited the troubled spots for a pre-construction inspection.

Mr Attah said the new development was in line with the commitment and passion  of FCT Minister, Mallam Muhammad Musa Bello to end traffic gridlock across the FCT.

He pointed out that the multiple entry points into the market from the main roads are sources of the disturbing  traffic gridlock.

“It is a common knowledge in planning that access to property is not allowed from primary roads, “Attah said.

He said after  the fencing work, major entry points into market would be from the roads inside Dutse Alhji community.

The  Head of Enforcement and Operations at the Abuja Environmental Protection Board, (AEPB)  Mr.  Kaka Bello who was part of the inspection team said decision to fence the market was on the overall best interest of millions of road users and in compliance with the Approved plan for Area.

While FCDA engineers gave assurance that the work would soon commence, officials of Bwari Area Council and Market Association have  pleaded that a small entrance point be provided by the primary road.


Lateefah Ibrahim


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