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  • Updated: December 08, 2022

Traffic Obstruction: FCTA Begins Enforcement Of Single Lane Fuel Queue 

The Federal Capital Territory Authority has  warned filling stations operating within the region not to allow desperate motorists to create multiple fuel queues around the entrance of their stations. 

The development is to ensure less chaos and traffic obstruction to all the roads hosting filling stations. 

The Mandate Secretary, FCTA Transportation Secretariat, Abdullahi Adamu Candido who led officials of the administration on enforcement  to various filling stations across the territory on Thursday expressed disappointment with some of the managers of the stations who had allowed multiple fuel queues leading to chaotic traffic situations around their vicinity. 

The Secretary and members of his team swung into action as soon as they arrived Total filling station located in Area 11, where they forced desperate motorists queing inappropriately to buy fuel to join the original line while those attempting to force their ways into the station through the exit gate were turned back. 

While urging the station managers to put in place all necessary machinery that will enable them tackle the menace, he warned that the administration would not hesitate to seal off filling stations that fail to comply with the directive. 

Candido further expressed concerns over how the situation, which has characterised Abuja roads since the fuel scarcity crisis started, has not only affected smooth vehicular navigation across FCT roads, but also defaced the city.

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