By Stanley Onyekwere
To ensure orderly and seamless vehicular traffic flow in Abuja, the Minister of the FCT, Malam Muhammad Musa Bello has expressed the desire of the FCT Administration to partner with the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), for strict enforcement of road safety laws in the Territory.
Bello, who stressed the need for the Corps to massively deploy men and equipment to ensure enforcement of road safety laws on the roads, assured that FCTA will support the FRSC with the effective use of the Mobile Court system.
The Minister made this assertion when he received a delegation from the FRSC, led by the new Zone 7 Area Commander, Assistant Corp Marshal, Jonas Agwu on a courtesy visit to the FCTA
While congratulating the Zonal Commander on his new command position, Bello opined that the laws establishing the FRSC were explicit and very strong, and called on him to put the laws to good use.
He also urged new FCT FRSC boss to leverage on the good working relationship that already exists between the sector and the national Headquarters of the Corps.
According to him: “Enforcement is key. You have to massively deploy men and equipment on a very, very sustained level. Not just one week or two weeks but a sustained level, even if it takes months”.
He said particular attention should be placed on the traffic congestion that occurs regularly at the Lugbe axis along the Airport Road especially in the evenings where unauthorized trading take place usually under the pedestrian bridges.
He added that the Airport Road, is the gateway into the City and should at all times reflect orderliness.
Earlier in his remarks, FCT FRSC boss had commended the Minister for his openness and support for the FRSC, which had contributed to the successes achieved by the Corps in the nation’s capital.
He also appreciated the good working relationship amongst the various relevant agencies in the FCT involved in management of traffic and curbing insecurity in the Territory, attributing it to the hard work and effective leadership of the Honourable Minister of the FCT.
He also pledged to build on the existing structures available in the FCT to meet the effective road safety and traffic management objectives of the FCTA, adding that the creation of more designated bus stops and deployment of more high capacity buses will further aid traffic flow in the city.
Our correspondent reports that present at the meeting were the Chief of staff to the Minister, Malam Bashir Mai Bornu, Director, Department of Human Resource Management, Alhaji Mohammed Bashir, the FCT Sector Commander, FRSC, Mr. Ayuba Gora Wobin, the Director, Directorate of Road Traffic Services, DRTS, Alhaji Wadata Bodinga and other management staff of the FCTA.