FCTA Transport secretariat generates N3.417bn in 2019

Hudu Yakubu, Abuja.

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Authority in Transportation Secretariat in the Nigerian Federal Capital Territory Administration, FCTA, said the secretariat had generated N3,417,240,921.67 revenue between January to December 2019.
The Acting Secretary of the Secretariat, Mrs Alice Achu made the disclosure in Abuja, during an interactive session with newsmen, on the activities of the secretariat in 2019.
She explained that the 2019 revenue profile indicated a rise by 22.46 percent compared to what was collected during the  2018 fiscal year.
The official said the secretariat had through the FCT Directorate of Road Traffic Services, registered and renewed documents of 104,969 vehicles in the year under review.
Achu said that no fewer than 1,365 drivers were prosecuted for various traffic offences while 16,361 vehicles were impounded for various infractions ranging from worn-out tyres, defective lighting, signals and overloading during the period.
According to her, 1,721 motorcycles and 472 tricycles were also impounded for violating the ban on the use of commercial motorcycle and restriction order on use of specific routes in the Federal Capital City.
The secretary said as part of effort to mitigate the activities of ‘one chance’ within the city, 550 unpainted taxis were impounded within the city.
She said that the FCT administration had deployed high capacity vehicles to areas hitherto covered by tricycle operators.
Achu said that the Secretariat would soon  introduce more buses and taxis to address the transportation challenges being faced by commuters within the city.
Suzan O