70 New High Capacity Buses Arrive In Abuja

The Abuja Urban Mass Transit Company (AUMTCO) has taken delivery of 70 new High Capacity Buses promised by the FCT Administration to shore up its operation.

Mr Abdulrazak Oniyangi, Managing Director of the company, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja that they were part of the 100 buses ordered by the FCT Administration from China.

The managing director said that they would be displayed at the Eagle Square on Friday.

According to him, the remaining 30 are yet to be cleared at the Lagos State Sea Port, saying that they will be inaugurated next week.

NAN recalls that the FCT Minister, Sen. Bala Mohammed, had earlier promised that the 100 buses were expected in the territory between April and May.

Mohammed said the additional buses would help to expand the fleet of AUMTCO in the city and also improve service delivery.

He also promised that some of the buses would be deployed to the Nyanya-Abuja route, to address the inadequacy of vehicles being experienced by commuters.

He said that security devices such as detectors would be installed in all the AUMTCO buses to detect explosive devices and other dangerous weapons.

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