FCT Police Command gives 3days ultimatum to tricyclists


By Mary Amodu

FCT Police command has given a three day ultimatum to Okada riders and Keke riders comply with the standing ban of operating within the city centers.

Commissioner of police and Chairman Ministerial joint Task force, Bala Ciroma made this known during the meeting of the Ministerial joint Task force, the National Tricycle, Motorcycle owners, riders Association NATOMORAS, the Amalgameted commercial motorcycle owners and riders Association of Nigeria ACOMORAN in Abuja.

Ciroma who urged the riders to also stick it’s operations within the satellite towns as earlier spelt out by the administration stressed that the MJTF will after this three days would make any defaulter face the full wrath of the law.

According to Ciroma, this has become necessary because the name on such object as a means of commercial transportation remains under enforcement.


Also speaking during the meeting, the Director FCT directorate of road traffic Wadata Bodinga stated that his office on the call of duty has perfected moves to ensure that the city centers are rid off illegal commercial vehicle operations.

Bodinga however, appealed to the unions to abide to the rules as government has adopted dialogue as the only means of working relationship with the unions instead of cat and dog race.

FCT Administration on October 1 2006 ban operators of Commercial Motorcycles also known as ‘Okada’ from operating in the streets of the Federal Capital City.