By Festus Fifen
Traffic congestion along the Abuja – Keffi Expressway will soon be a thing of the past as the Federal Government through the Federal ministry of Works is doing everything to make sure that the Expansion and dissipation of the Road is captured in the 2015 Budget
This was made known in Abuja by the Minister of Works Arc. Mike Onolememe when he received the Management of the Federal Road Safety Corps, Led by the Corps Marshal Boboye Oyeyemi who came on a courtesy call to the minister after his Elevation as the Corps Marshal recently.
Arc. Onolememe stated that the Vehicular Traffic on that axis has exceeded the actual design of the road, stressing that since most of the workers in the Federal Capital come from the Masaka, Mararaba, Nyanya and Karu Area, there is a need to creat alternative route that will ease the traffic even after the Expansion.
In his words, “the ministry is in the process of finalizing the design for the expansion and dissipation of the traffic and we believe that Abacha barrack area should
Not be the only entrance into the city, design has a lot of diversion through which one will be able to access and go out of the city in record time.”
On the state of other Roads around the country especially during the Ember Months that witnesses high Volume of vehicular movement the Minister said that the ministry is doing everything possible to make sure that the roads are better and with the Existing Collaboration with the FRSC the rate of Accident will be reduced to the minimum.
He thanked the Corps Marshal, and his management Team of finding time to come, and promised to always maintain that cordial Relationship that has always existed between the Ministry and the Corps.
Speaking earlier, the Corps Marshal of the FRSC Boboye Oyeyemi said that the Corps has gotten approval for the design of speed limit Devices that will be installed on vehicles especially commercial ones in the nation to help regulate excessive speed of drivers.
He added that the phase one of the enforcement for the speed limiting devices will take care for all commercial vehicles noting that June 2015 is the Deadline for all commercial vehicle in the country to install the device in Ther vehicles.
The Corps Marshal used the Medium to call on the minister to resuscitate the Planning committee on road safety, with NEMA and FEMA so the the periodical meetings can be revive to evaluate and strategies on the way forwards towards a safer road for Nigerians.