The Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Nyesom Wike, says over 135 failed roads within the FCT are being rehabilitated to enhance the safety of motorists and all residents.
Mr Wike disclosed this during the flag-off of the 2023 ember months public enlightenment campaign on Thursday in Abuja.
The minister, represented by the FCT Transport Secretary, Ubokutom Nyah, said the road rehabilitation would also make the city livable.
“While we do these, the public is expected to compliment the administration’s efforts by obeying simple traffic rules and regulations,” he said.
According to him, the Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) will not condone overspeeding, overloading, and driving with worn-out tyres.
Mr Wike noted that increased vehicular movements with attendant traffic issues always characterised the last four months of the year.
“This attitude brings about increased tension on our roads.
“l am happy with the synergy between the Federal Road Safety Corps and the FCTA in the areas of traffic management and control.
“This synergy has checkmated the apparent tendencies with which many motorists abuse road traffic rules, signage and basic operating principles. This, however, underscores the importance we attach to this campaign, ” he said.
The minister admonished all motorists to be conscious of their speed, saying that though speed thrills, it kills and destroys installed facilities and properties.
“FCTA will continue to partner with any organisation that shows interest in the maintenance of law and order on our roads.
“We will continue to upgrade the road infrastructure in the territory to promote seamless traffic flow,” he said.