Banning of commercial mini buses in Abuja city center

The FCT administration has banned commercial mini buses popularly called Araba bus from operating in the Abuja city center or some of the major routes leading to them.

According to the FCT minister, Senator Bala Mohammed, who called for the cooperation of Abuja residents, The benefit of the policy include, cheaper transport fares, enhanced passenger comfort and security, reliability of vehicle, and reduction of the effect of environmental pollution by some of the rickety vehicles that hitherto plied the routes. He added that the policy would lead to the identification of transport operators and companies through biometrics data capturing, promotion of healthy competition among operators, reduction of traffic congestion, road traffic accidents and transport related crimes and criminalities.

The high capacity buses which is meant to replace the mini buses seem to be in very short supply hence causes serous hardship to commuters.

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May 19, 2014
Banning them is not for the public interest NEW
by: Makuochukwu

this ban has affected the common man on the street cos the fare is now doubled and all these cars that replaced them inside city collects uniform fare not minding the destination within the route unlike the mini-buses that do not charge uniform fare but according to distance.. eg.from Area 1 to Wuse market is N100 while Area 1 to Area 10 which is not up to half way to Wuse is chareged same N100

Jul 12, 2013
Invitation to Minister of FCT NEW

The Minister is invited to ride on one of the buses provided as a guest for change to be made.

Yet, there are 100's of AUMTCO buses rusting away at bus depots along Kubwa and Nyanya expressways. They can be repaired to alleviate the suffering of the masses and properly maintained.

Oga Minister, please leave an indelible mark on Abujans and posterity.

Jun 14, 2013
People are suffering NEW
by: Anonymous

People living in Nyanya, karu side are suffering big time with this ban on mini buses

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