FCTA introduces ‘operation crocodile’ on Abuja roads
The Transportation Secretariat of the Federal Capital Territory Administration has directed the commencement of what it termed, ‘Operation Crocodile’ to rid Abuja streets of vehicles that are not roadworthy.
In the brief summary of operational activities of the FCT Road Traffic Services for the months of January to April 6, 2018, it shows that out of a total number of vehicles inspected at the Abuja Computerised Vehicles Centres, about 45 percent passed the test indicating that 55 percent of vehicles on FCT roads are not roadworthy.
The secretary, FCTA Transportation Secretariat, Comrade Kayode Opeifa, who gave the statistics in Abuja last week, when he reviewed the operational activities of the FCT Road Traffic Services, explained that the measure became necessary to ensure that vehicles plying Abuja roads are roadworthy.
He warned motorists to avail their vehicles for inspection at the testing centres, as the officers of the FCT Road Traffic Services would be out in the streets to strictly enforce compliance.
A statement by the Assistant Director (information) of the secretariat, Mr. Ifeanyi Ughamadu, which was made available to journalists, added that within the period under review, 3,085 vehicles, 260 motor cycles, 406 tricycles, 281 unpainted taxis, were impounded for various traffic offences.
It also noted that "a total of 13,757 new vehicles were registered while 48,083 vehicle licenses were renewed. A total of 355 vehicles (abandoned, accident, burnt) were evacuated during rescue operations.
"A total of 18,067 drivers’ licences were processed between January and March, 2018 as against 16,668 Processed in the same period in 2017".