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Shame Of The Nation: Why We Can’t Manage Traffic Lights In Abuja, Official Opens Up




The Appearing Secretary, Federal Capital Territory Administration Transportation Secretariat, Usman Musa Yahaya has blamed the issue of dysfunctional site visitors lights within the Nigeria’s capital metropolis on vandalism and lack of funds for maintenence.

He disclosed this whereas briefing journalists on the standing of site visitors gentle installations within the Territory on Monday.

In keeping with him, lack of funds for maintenence and vandalism have been the explanations for the excessive variety of dysfunctional site visitors lights within the nation’s capital.


He stated: “I have to state that the Transportation Secretariat has not watched with out taking any motion on the considerations of residents on the state of this vital part of site visitors gentle administration.


“Regrettably, as many as 110 are at numerous ranges of non-functional situation. Twenty-five (25) out of the 110 are at present present process rehabilitation whereas some have been packaged for procurement for recent signalisation inside the 2021 FCT Appropriation.


“The Transportation Secretariat has been receiving, with nice concern, suggestions from residents on the standing of the site visitors gentle installations notably the non-functional ones in addition to yearnings for set up of extra at intersections having troublesome site visitors conditions.


“With the help of the Everlasting Secretary and approval granted by the Honourable Minister, satisfactory provision was made within the not too long ago handed 2021 FCT Appropriation which is awaiting Presidential assent to pave the best way for the graduation of procurement processes that may in the end translate to tangible enchancment.


“A part of the challenges the Transportation Secretariat has confronted within the correct administration of the site visitors gentle installations embody flattening of the installations by motorists and subsequent vandalisation of the elements by criminals.


“This warranted the adoption of a brand new however strenuous technique of putting in the Visitors Gentle which entails welding of the elements to stop vandals from additional vandalisation of the elements; lack of spare elements for routine upkeep which might be addressed as quickly because the procurement course of is accomplished.


“Effort has been made within the 2021 FCT Appropriation with additional assurance from Administration of satisfactory funding going ahead”.

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