Following the directive of the FCT minister Mallam Muhammad Musa Bello that the ministerial task team puts all modalities in place to free traffic around life camp junction and kado fish market , the FCT ministerial task team on traffic control had directed all auto parts dealers, stationed taxi operators , stationed tricycles operators and other roadside traders immediately vacate the area.
The chairman of the Team Ikharo Attah handed down the directive when he led officials of the department of Development control and the Abuja environmental protection Board on an on-the-spot assessment of the area.
Speaking to those affected , the chairman pointed out that their business along the roadside is affecting free flow of traffic. He specifically told the auto parts traders that a road billed for urgent opening would affect the area they place the containers use as shops was situated.
Speaking, the chairman of the traders, Mr Ikechukwu Okoye admitted that the were operating illegally by the roadside without allocation. He however pleaded that the task team suspends is exercise until January to give them enough time to prepare for a new place and always make profit ahead of Christmas and new year celebrations.
The chairman however told that ” the FCT residents affected by the traffic gridlock cannot continue to suffer hardship in traffic because of few traders”.
The thereafter asked the official of the Abuja environmental protection Board and their colleagues from the Development control department to immediately serve those affected notice to quit ahead of the operation billed for next week.