OrderPaperToday – The House of Representatives has called on the Federal Ministry of Works and Housing, headed by Babatunde Fashola to erect signages and directional road signs on all federal roads across the country.

The resolution passed by the presiding officer, Femi Gbajabiamila, follows a motion raised by Rep. Kolawole Taiwo Musibau (APC, Lagos) as a way of reducing the rate of accidents on Nigerian roads amongst other benefits.
“Worried that many accidents have occurred as a result of motorists not being able to concentrate on driving as they encounter difficulty in navigating using the available road signs,” he said.
He added that signages as well as directional signs not only promote orderliness and make the society more efficient but enable convenience and ease in locating public places and navigating facilities.

“Also worried that easy access to correct locations and addresses can be very difficult in cases of emergency.”
This is as he stressed that most civilised cities across the world have adequate signage and directional road signs for usage by both inhabitants and visitors.
Other members further raised concern about inadequate signages and directional road signs on some major roads in the Federal Capital Territory; the seat of power.
“Some of the existing ones were either worn out or poorly fixed, making it difficult for people to navigate within the city.”
They expressed worry about the impression of the international community about the FCT if locating places of interest and business is difficult.
Speaker of the House mandated the House Committee on Works to ensure compliance.


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