AMAC Fights FCTA Over ‘Park And Pay’ Policy In Abuja


The Abuja Municipal Area Council (AMAC) has condemned the planned return of the suspended ‘Park and Pay’ policy by the Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA), accusing the FCT Transport Secretariat of misleading the FCT Minister, Muhammad Bello, on the policy.

The AMAC leadership said the move by the FCTA would not be accepted by it as it wasn’t the Administration’s duty to do so according to extant law.

In a statement by the Senior Special Assistant on Community Development to the Chairman of AMAC, Yunusa Yusuf, who faulted the planned reintroduction of the policy by the FCTA, instead of AMAC, he described the act as unjustifiable and aimed at denying AMAC the right to get its legitimate revenue to provide social amenities to the people at the grassroots of the nation’s capital city.

He said that the law does not permit another body to collect or manage motorists’ activities, especially on streets and motor parks in FCT, describing the recent announcement by the FCT…

Source: Leadership Newspaper