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FCTA to Crush Impounded Substandard Vehicles

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By Laide Akinboade, Abuja

The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA), on Monday, said it has concluded arrangements to crush some of the over 130 impounded substandard vehicles that failed integrity tests.

Dr Abdulateef Bello, Director, Department of Road Traffic Services (DRTS), stated this after taking journalists round the impounded vehicles in the various offices, in Abuja on Monday.

Bello said that the vehicles would be subjected to all standard verification for registration, road worthiness and other checks, adding that those that failed short of minimum standard would be crushed.

He also said that the owners of some of the impounded vehicles would face the mobile court and pay requisite penalties in line with the provision of the law.

“Some of the vehicles that are here; some of them will be made to face the mobile court. The mobile court will decide the kind of penalty that will be given to them.

“But there are some that definitely will not go back to the road. We are going to invite the owners. We will ask them to pick whatever is valuable in the vehicle, and the vehicle will be crushed,” he said.

The director added that those arrested based on crime committed in the guise of commercial operations, would be handed over to the police for prosecution.

Bello explained that a total of 130 substandard vehicles were impounded in the last two weeks during evening raids to impound all substandard vehicles.

According to him, most of the substandard vehicles were playing the city roads in the guise of commercial business, whereas many of them are running the city to perpetrate crime.

“So, for the last two weeks under review, we have impounded over 130 substandard vehicles which we took you round to see.

“The idea is to ensure that we return the city back to sanity; to remove all traces of insecurity and then to ensure seamless traffic flow in the capital city.

“This is an assignment that we have taken upon us in line with the vision of the current administration to guarantee zero tolerance to insecurity in the FCT.

The director said that the operations would continue until all substandard vehicles being used for criminality were removed from the city.

One the operation of “one chance”, Bello said that the DRTS operations have substantially reduced the level of criminality associated with “one chance”.

He explained that in the last one month, DRTS was working to ensure that all taxi operators conduct their businesses in the tax ranks and not on the road corridors.

He advised residents against patronising taxis and other vehicles outside the tax ranks.

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Naira Appreciation: FCCPC Intensifies Enforcements to Discourage Unfair Price Hike

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The Federal Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (FCCPC) says it will intensify monitoring and enforcement in formal and informal markets to ensure that business owners do not unfairly inflate prices.

Dr Adamu Abdullahi, the Acting Executive Vice Chairman of the Commission, was reacting to complaints by consumers that in spite of the appreciation of the Naira against the dollar, prices of goods were still increasing.

Abdullahi said in a statement in Abuja on Tuesday, that the situation was unacceptable, and the Commission was committed to protecting consumers from exploitation.

He said that the operatives of FCCPC would work with trade associations, farmer groups, and other stakeholders to combat price-fixing, and dismantle cartels.

This, according to Abdullahi, will encourage increased competition and ultimately lead to lower prices for consumers.

”The FCCPC understands the significant financial strain these rising prices are placing on Nigerian households. As a result, the Commission is taking proactive steps to addressing this issue.

”While the FCCPC cannot directly regulate prices, the Commission will utilise its existing legal framework to enforce fair competition and consumer protection provisions.

”This includes monitoring and investigating unusual price hikes, addressing complaints filed by consumers, and taking action against any businesses found to be engaging in anti-competitive practices such as price-fixing, price gouging or cartel formation.

”The Commission remains committed to educating consumers about their rights and empowering them to make informed choices.

”We will engage in advocacy and public awareness campaigns to raise awareness about price gouging and other unfair trade practices and provide guidance on how to identify and report such practices.

”We will collaborate with relevant regulatory bodies to develop a comprehensive and coordinated response to anti-competitive practices, price gouging, and other consumer protection issues,” he said.

He encouraged consumers to continue to report suspected price gouging and other unfair trade practices through contact@fccpc.gov.ng.

”Together, we can work towards a more stable, fair, and competitive marketplace for all Nigerians.” (NAN)

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Lagos to Extend Blue Rail Line to Agbara in Ogun  

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The Lagos State Government is currently in discussions with the Ogun government to extend the Blue Rail Line further down to Agbara.

Mr Olasukanmi Okusaga, the Director of Rail Transport, Lagos Metropolitan Area Transportation Authority (LAMATA), stated this on Tuesday in Lagos.

Okusaga was on an inspection tour of the ongoing construction of the Blue Line Phase 2 project being handled by China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation (CCECC).

He expressed satisfaction at the progress achieved so far and revealed ongoing discussions with the Ogunt government to extend the Blue Line further down to Agbara.

“The project, which was awarded in 2023, is expected to be completed in three years.

“It will include six stations in Festac, Alakija, Trade Fair, Volkswagen, LASU and Okokomaiko along with three bridges in Maza Maza, Satellite town and LASU. This phase covers. 14 Kilometres.

“There are also plans to construct a depot in Okokomaiko,” Okusaga said. (NAN)

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NSCDC Official Calls for Increased Vigilance to Enhance Security

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Umar Mohammed, the Kwara Commandant of Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), on Tuesday in Ibadan called for an increase in vigilance.

He said the appeal was necessary to confront the challenges of insecurity, violence and other social vices in various communities in the state.

The Commandant said the recent rise in security challenges in the state necessitated the upgrading of the police outpost to a fully operational divisional office.

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”This is in order to address insecurity more effectively.

“The establishment of the division will no doubt improve operational efficiency, thereby reducing possible threats to peaceful coexistence,” he said.

The Commandant applauded the people of Ipee community, most especially Mr Olayiwola Oyebode, Deputy Speaker of Kwara House of Assembly, for their unwavering commitment and support for the project.

He assured the community that their efforts would not go in vain.

”I promise utmost security and well-being, and the NSCDC will work tirelessly to address all your security challenges,” Mohammed said.

He urged members of the community to remain vigilant and actively support the Corps by providing credible and timely information that would enhance their operations.

“Security is a collective responsibility and everyone should play their part in keeping their community safe, by working together and sharing information promptly,” the Commandant said.

The Deputy Speaker of State House of Assembly, Mr Olayiwola Oyebode, thanked the Commandant for his cooperation and efforts in ensuring the protection of lives and properties in the community and the state in general.

He urged the Commandant to deploy additional personnel to the new division in order to increase the safety and security of the people in the community.

In his remark, the Onipe of Ipee, Oba Lawal Adebayo, expressed gratitude to the Corps for the steadfast dedication to ensuring safety in the community and urged for sustained efforts.

Oba Adebayo also thanked Gov. Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq for his continuous support in upholding peace and security within the state.(NAN)

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