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

The Acting Secretary, Federal Capital Territory Administration Transportation Secretariat, Usman Musa Yahaya has blamed the issue of dysfunctional 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 visitors mild installations within the Territory on Monday.

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According to him, lack of funds for maintenence and vandalism had been the explanations for the excessive variety of dysfunctional visitors lights within the nation’s capital.

He mentioned: “I must state that the Transportation Secretariat has not watched without taking any action on the concerns of residents on the state of this critical component of traffic light management.

“Regrettably, as many as 110 are at varied 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 great concern, feedback from residents on the status of the traffic light installations particularly the non-functional ones as well as yearnings for installation of more at intersections having difficult traffic situations.

“With the help of the Permanent Secretary and approval granted by the Honourable Minister, sufficient provision was made within the lately handed 2021 FCT Appropriation which is awaiting Presidential assent to pave the best way for the graduation of procurement processes that may finally translate to tangible enchancment.

“Part of the challenges the Transportation Secretariat has faced in the proper management of the traffic light installations include knocking down of the installations by motorists and subsequent vandalisation of the components by criminals.

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

“Effort has been made in the 2021 FCT Appropriation with further assurance from Management of adequate funding going forward”.

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

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