By Daniel Tyokua
The Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Malam Muhammad Bello has asked the Federal Road Safety Corps, FRSC, to ensure strict enforcement of safety laws in the territory.
He stated this 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.
Bello asked the corps commander to massively deploy men and equipment to ensure enforcement of road safety laws on the roads
In a statement from Anthony Ogunleye, Chief Press Secretary to minister, said Bello emphasised the need for serious enforcement of traffic and road safety laws
“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 takes place usually under the pedestrian bridges.
Bello explained that the laws establishing the FRSC were explicit and very strong, and called on the FCT Sector Command of the FRSC to put the laws to good use.
The FCTA, he said, will support and partner with the FRSC with the effective use of the Mobile Court system. The Airport Road, the Minister emphasized further, is the gateway into the City and should at all times reflect orderliness.
He pledged the support of the FCTA for success in the discharge of his duties, the Minister urged Mr Agwu to leverage on the good working relationship that already exists between the FCT sector of the FRSC and the national Headquarters of the Corps.