|Bala Muhammed (FCT Minister)|
The FCT has unfolded plans to re-launched its Transport policy suspended January this year following the protest against the exercise by the mini bus commercial drivers
The FCT Minister Senator Bala Mohammed said there is no going back on the earlier ban on the operation of mini-buses in the nation's capital city after due consultations with all stakeholders in the Transport sector.
The Minister who was represented by the Secretary in Charge of Transport Secretariat of the FCTA, Engineer Jonathan Ivoke told newsmen in Abuja yesterday that the policy would finally take off on the 3rd June, 2013.
The Abuja council of the NUJ, represented by its chairman, comrade, Chuks Ehirim, the representatives of the NLC, TUC, the leadership of the National Union of Road Transport Workers and Self Employed Commercial Drivers and Association (SECDA) who attended the Press briefing declared their support for the implementation of the policy.
The ban on the operation of mini-buses in Abuja generated public outcry and protest from members of Self Employed Commercial Drivers and Association (SECDA) in January when it was first introduced.