ABUJA TRAFFIC: Stop Violating Traffic Rules; Ikharo Attah Led Task Team Cautions Uniform Personnel .
Security personnel have been Cautioned to shun violation of traffic regulations of the Federal Capital Territory in order to ensure orderly human and vehicular movement in the nation’s Capital.
This is coming on the heels of the reinvigorated efforts by the FCT Administration to decongest roads in the nation’s capital especially the ever-busy AYA- Nyanya- Maraba – Keffi Expressway.
Chairman, Special Ministerial Task Team for smooth traffic movement along the busy AYA-Nyanya road, Ikharo Attah, who gave the stated this over the weekend when he met with representatives of military and Paramilitary agencies within the FCT noted that it was observed that some uniform personnel were in the habit of driving against traffic, whenever there was traffic gridlock on the axis
Attah, while speaking with the stakeholders at Mabushi Headquarters of the Directorate of Road Traffic Services (DRTS) warned that
offending uniform personnel would be made to face the full wrath of the law when they contravene FCT traffic rules.
According to him, the committee set up by FCT Minister Mallam Muhammad Musa Bello, last week had immediately swung into action to ease the traffic gridlock on the axis, despite the severe rainfall during the evening rush hours.
He added that the stakeholders’ interface was an emergence meeting with members and relevant agencies to discuss ways at sustaining the success recorded during its Thursday’s operation.
Similarly, the Director of Road Traffic Services, Wadata Bodinga underscored the importance of synergy between government agencies in making the Special Traffic Control Team a huge success.
Recall that the Team, which consists of representatives drawn from different traffic management and security agencies, with its chairman selected from the media, is expected to submit a preliminary report for further action within two weeks.
However, in a swift reaction some residents of the FCT and neighbouring communities in Nasarawa state have called on the FCT Minister Mallam Musa Bello to extend Traffic Control Teams work to other busy axis like Dutse-Bwari and Nyanya Checkpoint-Mararaba, following the success recorded so far in the area.