Sunday, 29 June 2014
FCT Minister Bans Use Of Power Bikes In Nigeria's Capital
Following the mall bomb blast that killed at least 21 people in Abuja few days ago, the FCT minister, Senator Bala Mohammed, has directed the FCT Police Commissioner to promptly arrest and prosecute any person illegally using power bikes and motorcycles within and around the nation’s capital.
The FCT Permanent Secretary, Engr. John Chukwu, conveyed the message to the FCT Police Commissioner in a letter dated June 27, 2014, reminding residents that the ban on the use of power bikes and motorcycles in the FCT was still in force.
He stated that the reminder became imperative following the recent bombing at the EMAB Plaza, Wuse II, Abuja where a suspect was seen on a power bike.
Senator Mohammed further directed that all security personnel using motorcycles should obtain permits from the FCT Commissioner of Police and the FCT transportation secretariat. He said, in addition, the officer should be properly kitted in their uniform and helmet.
It was further disclosed that the administration will also embark on “Know Your Neighbour Campaign” as a veritable strategy to promote neighbourhood security awareness among residents.