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Published On: Thu, Mar 29th, 2018

Traffic: Secretariat urged to up road markings, directional signs

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To ensure roads are easily navigable and safer, the FCT Transport Secretariat to fast-track road markings and the installation of directional signs at major roads in Abuja, the nation’s capital.
This charge was handed down by the FCT Minister, Malam Muhammad Musa Bello, while on a tour of the Transport Secretariat and its allied agencies.
Bello said, in keeping with his Administration’s focus on efficient service delivery, hence the urgent need for the modernization of the business process of the Secretariat and its various agencies.
This, the Minister said, is with a view to achieving a cutting edge, operationally efficient and technological sound operational architecture.
Also, he directed the Secretariat to digitalize the documentation of scrapped vehicles for efficient data management and accountability while harping on the necessity to keep its dumpsites clean.
He therefore charged officers to always give owners of impounded vehicles enough chance to come forward to claim the seized vehicles before they are scrapped, which according to him, was necessary to ensure observance of rule of law.
He equally challenged the management to be more innovative, financially, prudent and resourceful in order to meet the demands of transportation management in a growing city like Abuja.
Earlier in his remarks, the Mandate Secretary, Transport Secretariat, Kayode Opeifa, informed the Minister that the Secretariat was working to reposition the Secretariat for a more efficient operation. Opeifa underscored the critical role of transportation in the effort of the government to revitalize the economy.
Opeifa appealed to the Minster for approval for a new Department of Policy and Planning to achieve a centralized policy planning, and coordination for all the departments and for the FCT.
Our correspondent reports that Malam Bello visited the dumpsite for impounded tricycles in Durumi, the Auto Pond and Recycling Plant in Gosa as well as the Taskforce Area Command in Wuye.

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