Written by Sarah NEGEDU

FCTA opens more roads, begin enforcement of road use

With the completion and official opening of the Southern Parkway, the Federal Capital Territory Administration said it will this week, begin enforcement activities on the road to ensure that motorists adhere to its proper usage.

The Executive Secretary, Federal Capital Territory Development Authority, FCDA, Engr. Umar Jibrin, who made the disclosure after inspecting the road, said a lot of road signages have been provided on the road to guide motorists.

Jibrin who noted that the series of conflicts being experienced on the road is as a result of motorists moving in the wrong directions, said officials of the Road Traffic Services as well as the FCT Transport Secretariat would be deployed to the road this next week to ensure compliance.

“The Minister has asked that we should commence enforcement and we are going to do that by Monday the 9th of this month. First and foremost, you will see that a lot of signage have been placed along the road. This has been there since December. We have had this in place for people to understand that eventually, this is the way this movement will be.”

He further explained that movement on the road is mainly one directional, adding that the road does not provide for driving in the reverse direction.

The Acting Transport Secretary, Mrs. Alice Odey- Achu, who accompanied the Executive Secretary on the inspection tour, noted that the directional signs which have been placed on the road for several months should be adequate guide for motorists.

She reiterated that officials of the FCT Transport Secretariat would be on ground to show motorists the correct way in case they miss the directional signs.

“I think that the sign should be enough for people who are drivers. But we will still have our men on the way guiding us, reminding us that there are road signs to observe,” she added.

A massive publicity and public enlightenment campaign is expected to commence to properly guide motorists she added.

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