FCT to decide on motorcycle operators ban when buses are available – Wike 

Caleb Obiowo

8 hours ago


Mr Nyesom Wike, the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) has announced that the Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) will make a definitive decision regarding commercial motorcycle operators in the capital territory when buses are provided as alternatives. 

The minister made this announcement while responding to questions from reporters following his inspection of various road projects in Abuja on Saturday, the News Agency of Nigeria reported. 

Wike acknowledged the ban on commercial motorcycles in the city centre but emphasized that no firm decision had been made against violators due to the absence of alternative transportation in the form of buses provided by the FCTA.  

He explained: 

  • “We did not take a firm decision because we have not been able to provide the buses that will be the alternative for the people. 
  • “It is within the government’s responsibility to provide the alternative and then ask the motorcycle operators to leave the city centre. 
  • “This is so that you don’t ask them to leave, and people will be suffering; no.”