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FCT Minister laments over road infrastructure damage

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FCT Minister laments over road infrastructure damage

The Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, Malam Muhammad Musa Bello has expressed displeasure and lamented the damage to road infrastructure in the nation’s capital, Abuja.

He also decried the violation of traffic rules, especially beating of traffic lights and driving against traffic by residents. The Minister called on residents to turn a new leaf and support the Federal Road Safety Commission in order to internalize road safety consciousness in the FCTand the nation at large.

Bello, who made this call during the commissioning of 73 operational vehicles and three ambulances by the FRSC, for the six geopolitical zones of the country, further emphasised that it was the duty of every citizen, corporate entity and agencies of government to work collectively for the improvement of safe motoring on our roads.

Malam Muhammad Bello who was represented by his Chief of Staff, Mallam Mohammed Bashir Mai-Bornu, said the FCT Administration has continued to improve mobility and road safety within the FCT, through the vigorous expansion of road networks, prompt highway maintenance and the provision of relevant standard traffic signs and symbols.
He however noted that government’s effort in this direction is being hampered by road users who continue to exhibit poor attitude on the roads, resulting in the damages of road infrastructure. He also frowned at the trend of driving against traffic, beating the red lights and the defacing of road signals.
The Minister called on the FRSC to intensify public enlightenment and the enforcement of monetary penalties to serve as deterrence against violations of road traffic regulations.

In his address, the Corps Marshall and Chief Executive of the FRSC Dr Boboye Oyeyemi appreciated the FCT Minister, the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, SGF, the Minister of Transport and others for opening their doors for collaboration with the FRSC and also said the additional vehicles will further boost coverage along the Airport Road, Kubwa Road and the AYA in the FCT.

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