The FCT Administration is to introduce digital security monitoring and control systems in all vehicles used for commercial purposes, as part of measures to ensure the safety of commuters, and also help to reduce gridlock on the roads.

Abuja Mass transit bus

The Secretary, of the FCTA Transport Secretariat, Ubukutom Nya, who represented the FCT Minister, Nyesom Wike, stated this during the 2023 Special Marshals Sectoral Workshop, organized by the Federal Road Safety Corps, FRSC, FCT Sector Command Special Marshal.

Mr Nya explained that the digital control mechanism would ensure the safety and security of commuters in the FCT.

According to him, the digital monitoring system would be made up of cameras that would track vehicles.

He said people entering vehicles would scan the vehicle using their phones and scan it out while alighting from the taxi.

Mr Nya said once in the vehicles, the system would time the trip and alert the central control system if the person did not scan out at the time, he or she was supposed to disembark, an alert would be triggered.

The idea of the digital monitoring system was part of our attention to detail in providing a transportation system that would be safe and secured.

Ubukutom Nya – Secretary, FCTA Transport Secretariat

He also added that apart from being affordable, those entering a vehicle, private or mass transit of the FCT have peace of mind that as they enter the vehicle, they will come out safely.

He further said there will real time, and an alarm for the search for the individual who had entered the vehicle.

Mr Nya also explained that the FCTA has started making plans to upgrade motor parks in the FCT to global standards to encourage mass patronage from the people as it will reduce the number of private vehicles on the roads.

Story: Christy Dung