The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) said the policy
of the transportation system in the Federal Capital Territory would be
strengthened in line with the Abuja Master Plan to improve the
security of lives and property.
FCT minister, Malam Muhammad Musa Bello stated this while receiving
officials of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW),
Abuja chapter in his office.
Bello said that such policy would be aimed at devising very efficient
and scientific ways of operating as well as handling large numbers of
According to him, “We also have our plans and programmes as to what
we want transport management in Abuja to be, based on the master plan
and our focus and for us to be able to cater for the high number of
people in Abuja.”
Bello reiterated that the policy cannot be an all comer’s affairs
because Abuja remains the window through which the world sees Nigeria.
“As you all know, anybody who has a car, no matter where he is from,
one day just decides, ‘I want to go to Abuja’ and he comes to Abuja
and just paints the car or we paint it for him and register it and
before you know it, he is on the streets.”
He restated that NURTW and other unions in the transportation industry
are very important stakeholders in Nigeria because no economy will
progress and survive without the movement of goods, services and human