By: Aleke Linus
The Mandate Secretary, FCT Transport Secretariat Engr. Jonathan Ivoke has assured residents of Nyanya that the Federal Capital Territory Administration is set to relocate Nyanya Motor Park to a temporal site within the area in order to ease off the perennial traffic gridlock on that road.
Ivoke who gave this assurance in an exclusive chat with our correspondent in Abaji Area Council shortly after the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) campaign rally in the area also explained that six hectare of land was acquired in Nyanya for the above stated purpose.
The secretary nonetheless added that part of the land is already being prepared to serve as temporal bus terminal pending the completion of the construction of the permanent site of the bus terminal in the area.
He however debunked in strong terms insinuation in certain quarter that the new transport policy in the territory is causing untold hardship to FCT residents, arguing that there is enough high capacity buses in the territory to convey commuters in and out of the city center, adding that the policy will be implemented to the fullest.
Ivoke also accused commuters in the territory of inpatient, stressing that rather than wait for the vehicles in designated bus terminals in the city; they prefer to pursue vehicle around, thereby causing obstruction in the city.
He blamed the hardship being suffered by residents of Maraba and Nyanya to the incessant traffic jam on the road occasioned by the Nyanya bombing and the security measures put in place to guard against future occurrence.
The mandate secretary also seized the opportunity to appeal to FCT residents to massively support the ruling People’s Democratic Party in the forthcoming general election so as to continue to reap the dividend of democracy being provided by the ruling party.
He enumerated some of the achievements recorded by PDP led government in the country to include among other things improvement in power supply, dualization of Abuja Lokoja road, Kubuwa-Zuba express way, Lugbe Airport road, diversification of the nation’s economy, reviving of the rail transport, remodeling of the nation’s airport, building of 12 new universities, construction of Almagiri schools in some part of northern states, generation of employment etc.