‘One chance’: FCTA mulls banning unpainted taxis, buses


The Federal Capital Territory Administration says it will soon bar unpainted taxis and buses from plying FCT roads.

The Minister of the FCT, Mr Nyesom Wike, made this known while addressing newsmen in Abuja on Monday.

He said the move was to tackle the incidence of ‘one chance’ in the city.

‘Once chance’ involves criminals posing as taxi drivers who rob, assault, and sometimes murder their unsuspecting passengers.

The minister, who said the danger of ‘one chance’ had been brought down, stressed that stricter measures were necessary to end the trend in the FCT.


“We are not going to allow vehicles that are not painted with FCT colour and registered by the FCTA to ply commercial in the territory.

“That way, you know the driver is certified by the FCT and the buses and the taxes were also approved by the FCT.

“When this is done, you as the passenger will not take the risk of going to enter any vehicle that you don’t even know,” he said.

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