Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Malam Muhammad Musa Bello has listed road traffic challenges which the new FCT Sector Commander of the Federal Road Safety Corps, (FRSC), Samuel Ogar Ochi, should move quickly to tackle, one of which is the need for him to ensure that enforcement of all traffic regulation on FCT roads is tackled effectively.
The Minister, who received the new Sector Commander in his office today, May 9, advised the new helmsman to embark on enlightenment and advocacy in the discharge of his duties.
“In the discharge of your duties, your keyword should be enforcement, enforcement, enforcement. After these three keys, you can go to the second one which is enlightenment and advocacy because so many people on the streets are driving vehicles without knowledge of traffic regulations.”
Muhammad Musa Bello urged Ochi who had previously functioned as the Head of Operations of the FRSC in the FCT, to pay adequate attention to, and meet the traffic challenges along Airport Road, which he said is a 10 lane expressway, comprising of numerous bus stops, pedestrian bridges, with several settlements bordering it
He expressed confidence in the ability of the new Sector Commander to meet the challenges, saying that apart from the Airport road, he should also focus on the Nnamdi Azikiwe Expressway, starting all the way from the interchange junction, right through to the Apo Interchange, as well as the Aminu Kano Crescent in Wuse II.
“These are some of the areas in the city where you have the greatest concentration of traffic and also the greatest challenges.”
Musa Bello asked Ochi to ensure the commitment of the men and women to their jobs, even as he pledged the continuous support of the FCT Administration to the FRSC in the discharge of its responsibilities in the FCT.
The new Sector Commander pledged to work hard to meet the challenges of ensuring road safety in the FCT, saying that he is already familiar with the demands of his assignment in the FCT.
He commended the Minister for the steps taken to improve traffic management in the Territory including restrictions placed on the operations of tricycles and commercial motorcycles as well as the construction of roads saying “you can now drive to Dutse as if you are within the city”.
Eearlier, the outgoing Sector Commander Mr Ayuba Gora Wobin expressed his appreciation to the FCT Minister for all the support he enjoyed from the FCT Administration as the Sector Commander.
He said that the job is challenging due to the constant influx of people into the FCT, adding that cooperation of officials of the FCT Administration contributed to the successes he enjoyed.