ABUJA – The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) has concluded arrangements to install new modern traffic lights in 98 intersections of the Federal Capital City, Abuja.
This was contained in a statement issued on Thursday by Deputy Director/Chief Press Secretary of the FCT Ministry, Muhammad Hazat Sule.
The FCT Minister, Malam Muhammad Musa Bello, dropped this hint while receiving the Zone 7 Commanding Officer of the Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC), Assistant Corps Marshal Kingsley Agomoh who paid him a working visit in his office at Area 11, Garki I District, Abuja, the statement said.
The Minister revealed that most of the old model traffic lights would be replaced by the new modern ones to improve vehicular movement in the city centre and reduce waste of man-hour especially at peak hours.
Bello, who disclosed that the FCT Administration has already completed technical survey for the job, noted that the Chinese authorities are donating the new traffic lights.
According to him, the installation work would commence within the next two or three months time across the Federal Capital City.
He however, decried the activities of hoodlums vandalizing public facilities like street light underground cables, telecommunication ducts as well as traffic light equipment.
Bello therefore directed the Security Agencies to help reverse the trend as hoodlums even vandalize traffic lights control panels both on the ground and those hanged up.
His words: “The traffic lights control panels on ground are usually vandalized and even the new Chinese design hanged up to make it
difficult to tamper with are also being attempted.”
The Minister advised residents to also show closer interest in
securing public facilities by complimenting the efforts of the
security agents in the Federal Capital Territory.
Speaking earlier, the Zone 7 Commanding Officer of the Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC), Assistant Corps Marshal Kingsley Agomoh appreciated the immense support the Zonal Command (FCT / Niger) is receiving from the Minister and the FCT Administration.
He thanked the Minister for the special attention given to the new
Nyanya Motor Park; saying that it would go a long way in reducing road crashes along that route.
Assistant Corps Marshal Agomoh assured the Minister of the readiness of the Commission to continue to partner with the FCT Administration in the area of city transportation management.
The FCT Permanent Secretary, Dr. Babatope Ajakaiye also joined the Minister in receiving the delegation of the Federal Road Safety Commission, the statement added.