Written by Austine ELEMUE

Bello charges residents on road safety culture

Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Malam Muhammad Bello, has called on road users in the FCT to support and collaborate with the Federal Road Safety Commission, FRSC, in order to internalize safe road culture. 

The minister, who made the 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 the roads. 

Bello, who was represented by his Chief of Staff, Mallam Mohammed 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, running the red lights and the defacing of road signals. 

The minister however commended the FRSC over its road patrol initiatives that are aimed at checking the rampant dangerous driving and violation of traffic regulations, including flagrant abuses of light signals within the Abuja metropolis. 

In his address, the Corps Marshall and Chief Executive of the FRSC, Dr. Boboye Oyeyemi, commended the minister, and other senior government officials for opening their doors of collaboration with the commission 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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