FCTA Introduces Private Sector Mass Transit in Abuja to Combat Insecurity

Taiwo Ajayi
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In a bid to address the rising insecurity and curb the ‘one chance’ menace in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), the Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) inaugurated a private sector-led transportation scheme on Tuesday, February 27.

The scheme aims to provide secure and efficient mass transit services around the city.

The inauguration ceremony marked the introduction of 14 high-capacity, fully air-conditioned buses, signaling the beginning of a transportation system designed to eradicate robbery incidents perpetrated by the notorious ‘one-chance’ syndicate in Abuja.

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Arc Ubokutom Nyah, the Mandate Secretary of FCTA’s Secretariat of Transportation, emphasized the vision of FCT Minister, Nyesom Wike, to revolutionize Abuja’s transportation system. Nyah disclosed that several other private sector investors are expected to collaborate in providing reliable and affordable transportation alternatives.

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Dr. Yakubu Terry, one of the transportation investors, highlighted the strategic plans devised to connect key city areas and environs, aiming to create a comprehensive and accessible network. Leveraging technology to optimize operations and enhance community experience, the scheme prioritizes efficiency and convenience for city residents.

The introduction of the private sector-led transportation scheme underscores the commitment of FCTA to collaborate with stakeholders in tackling security challenges and improving public transportation services. With a focus on innovation and accessibility, the scheme aims to enhance mobility and safety for residents of the Federal Capital Territory.

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