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Reps urge FG to dismantle unauthorized speed bumps on highways

speed-bumpsThe House of Representatives on Tuesday urged the Federal Ministry of Power, Works and Housing to dismantle unauthorized speed bumps erected on highways nationwide.

The House also urged the ministry to construct pedestrian bridges at dark spots on federal highways, to avoid vehicles knocking down pedestrians.

These decisions followed a motion by Rep. Abdulrazak Namdas (APC-Adamawa) unanimously adopted by members through a voice vote.


Moving the motion, Namdas noted that a number of communities along highways had constructed speed pumps to check speeding, dangerous driving and ease crossing without the permission of the relevant ministry.

Namdas decried the indiscriminate erection of bumps without warning signs to drivers, leading sometimes to fatal accidents.

He advised the affected communities to approach the Federal Ministry of Power, Works and Housing and the Federal Road Maintenance Agency (FERMA) for assistance, instead of resorting to self-help.

The lower house also urged the ministry to provide traffic lights at major junctions in urban and semi-urban areas to ease traffic flow.

It mandated the Committees on Works and Federal Road Safety Commission to ensure compliance and report back to the house within four weeks for further legislative action.




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