Group Demands Restructuring of FCT Traffic Agency

Group Demands Restructuring of FCT Traffic Agency

A civic organisation, the Transparency Watch Initiative (TWI) has called for a major shake-up at the Federal Capital Territory’s Directorate of Road Traffic Services (DRTS).

TWI Coordinator, Umar Abba at a press conference, leveled series of allegations against a DRTS Director, whom he did not name.

Abba claimed the director has distorted the agency’s administrative structure, sidelined experienced career staffers, and improperly appointed unqualified individuals to key positions.

“The operations of the DRTS today on major roads are manned by non-staff, who cause commotion at all times due to inexperience,” Abba stated.

He said an educationist currently heads the operations department, while another educationist improperly leads the engineering department.

TWI also took issue with the DRTS’s handling of vehicle number plates and insurance policies.

Abba alleged that number plates obtained from the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) are inequitably divided among the director, the head of motor vehicle administration, and the general public.

Abba called on the FCT Minister, Nyesom Wike to immediately initiate a comprehensive restructuring of the DRTS “for efficiency.”

He urged Wike to appoint “an experienced career officer within the directorate” to lead the agency.

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