Owners of Point of Sales (POS) devices are required by the Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) to confine their operations to commercial zones.
On Wednesday, Umar Shuaibu, the coordinator for the Abuja Metropolitan Management Council (AMMC), issued the instruction.
According to Shuaibu, the administration would not let businesses to forcibly occupy critical sites.
The official claimed that the security of the nation’s capital was being threatened by their indiscriminate behavior.
He explained that the neighbourhood concept, which brings services closer to the people, was built into the Abuja Master Plan.
Shuaibu advised POS owners to be present in shopping malls, plazas, markets, supermarkets, and gas stations.
The AMAC boss advised the operators to liaise with owners of the locations to ply their trade at their premises.
“Henceforth, all operators must relocate to commercial areas. This will help checkmate insecurity,” he added.