14 September 2012

Nigeria: Union Wants FCT to Enforce Aya Park Relocation Order

The AYA Motor Park Branch of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) has appealed to the FCT authorities to enforce its order on relocating the park from AYA roundabout.

The AYA Park is located at Asokoro District on the Abuja-Keffi road. Mr Kenneth Ojo, the secretary of the branch, said Wednesday that the relocation of the park to its new location behind Asokoro Police Station would reduce traffic jam in the area.

He made the appeal after Mr Frank Agbakoba, the Central Area Unit Commander of the FRSC, sensitised drivers at the park on the need to abide by traffic rules.

Ojo said the FCT authorities gave orders for the park to be moved to the new site, but failed to enforce the directive.

"We have been enforcing the order by ourselves, but some of our drivers are stubborn. We want the government to come and enforce the order that they have given.

"In the course of enforcing the order by ourselves, we lost our chairman," he said.

The chairman who was a member of a task force set up to enforce the order died when he was knocked down by a vehicle while carrying out the assignment.

Mr Bala Isa, the Chairman of the Self Employed Commercial Drivers Association, lamented that many of their members and drivers of tricycles (Keke NAPEP) have refused to move to the new park.

Isa, appealed to the FRSC to liaise with the relevant authorities to enforce the order.

Earlier, Agbakoba urged the drivers to respect traffic rules to ensure free flow of traffic at the AYA roundabout during the morning and evening rush hours.

He commended the FCT administration for moving the motor park from the roundabout to the present location and urged it to enforce the order.


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