FCT Temporarily Suspends Ban On Green Buses

Bala MohammedThe ban on the use of green mini-buses within Abuja has been suspended for three weeks by the FCT Administration.

The FCT Minister, Senator Bala Abdulkadir Mohammed, gave this directive after meeting with stakeholders in the transport sector within the FCT on Wednesday.

Those at the meeting were officials of the Mini-Buses Union, FCT chapters of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and Trade Union Congress (TUC), FCT Police Commissioner and the Director, Department of State Security.

At the end of the meeting, the Minister set up a committee  to fine-tune the implementation of the road traffic policy.

A statement signed by mohammed sule, Chief Press Secretary to the FCT minister, disclosed that the implementation committee is to be chaired by the FCT Permanent Secretary, Engr. Anthony Ozodinobi, with members drawn from the FCT Chapters of the NLC/TUC respectively, the Police, VIO, FRSC, and Civil Society Organizations.

Sen. Bala Mohammed however insisted that there is no going back on the policy as it was good for all the residents of the FCT.

He also announced that transportation related policies including, but not limited to Car marts, Car Wash and illegal Motor Parks scattered in and around the Federal Capital City which have already been banned, will be enforced.


  1. I’m tired of this hide and seek game of the FTC minister. Why will you always put the cart before the horse? Ban, demolition and so on are too quick words on your lips! When you hit the rock, you then remember the need for dialogue-what ought to be the first thing!