FCTA bans POS operators from residential areas

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The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) has ordered Point of Sales (POS) operators to restrict their operations to commercial areas.

The directive was issued on Wednesday by the Coordinator of Abuja Metropolitan Management Council (AMMC), Umar Shuaibu, stressing that the FCTA would not allow operators to illegally take over sensitive areas.

While lamenting that their indiscriminate activities were becoming a threat to security in the nation’s capital, Shuaibu explained that the Abuja Master Plan was structured to have the neighbourhood concept that brings services closer to the people.

Shuaibu stated that POS owners should be at commercial centres, plazas, markets, supermarkets, and filling stations.

He, therefore, advised the operators to liaise with owners of the locations to ply their trade at their premises.

He added “Henceforth, all operators must relocate to commercial areas. This will help checkmate insecurity”.