A downpour that started in the early hours of Thursday disrupted vehicular moments as well as commercial activities in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.

Our correspondent observed that the Nigeran Army Resource Centre end of the Abuja-Zuba Expressway was flooded, with several vehicles stuck in the water.

One side of the 10-lane highway outward Asokoro was impassable for motorists.

The road from the expressway linking Aso Drive, Department of State Services headquarters and back gate to the Presidential Villa was also impassable.

Road users coming from Kubwa end of the Federal Capital Territory were forced to make a detour and take alternative routes.

It was also observed that several shops and business centres in the Central Business District and the Three Arms Zones were still not open as of 11:00 a.m.

The House of Representatives had not started the day’s plenary as of 11:55 a.m. when this report was filed.