Wike opts for dialogue after backlash over ban on herders, okada

Wike opts for dialogue after backlash over ban on herders, okada

The Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Mr Nyesom Wike, has promised to dialogue with cattle breeders before going ahead to enforce the ban on cattle rearing in Abuja’s city centre.

Wike also revealed plans to provide alternative means of transportation before enforcing the ban on commercial motorcycle operators in the city centre.

The minister made the disclosure while addressing journalists on Saturday after inspecting some ongoing road projects in parts of the nation’s capital.

He promised that his administration was committed to building a capital city that Nigerians could be proud of.

Wike’s commitment to constructive engagement and sustainable urban development came to light during a press briefing on Saturday, following his inspection of ongoing road projects across the nation’s capital.

One of the key measures on the horizon is the prohibition of cattle rearing within the city center. However, the minister emphasized the importance of initiating a dialogue with cattle breeders to ensure a smooth transition and address any concerns they may have.

Additionally, plans are underway to introduce alternative means of transportation as a precursor to the ban on commercial motorcycle operators within the city center. This strategic approach aims to mitigate any disruptions and provide viable alternatives for the affected parties.

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