The FCT Minister, Muhammad 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 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.
Malam Bello, who disclosed that the FCT Administration had 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.
Malam 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