By Perpetua Onuegbu

President Bola Tinubu is committed to ensuring that the nation’s roads are safe and in good motorable condition, says the Minister of Works, Sen. David Umahi.

This is according to a statement by the Director of Press and Publicity, Federal Ministry of Works, Mr Olusola Abiola on Monday in Abuja.

Umahi also said the ministry would always ensure that contractors handling construction and rehabilitation of roads across the country, deliver quality roads that would facilitate the country’s economic development.

The minister, who was represented by the Permanent Secretary in the ministry, Dr Yakubu Kofamata said this on Monday, when the Corp Marshal of the Federal Road Safety Commission, Mr Dauda Biu with his management team paid him a courtesy visit in Abuja.

Umahi called on all the stakeholders in the road sector to join hands together to ensure that the mandate of the ministry under the Renewed Hope Agenda of Tinubu administration was achieved for the wellbeing of the people.

While expressing the readiness of the ministry to collaborate with FRSC, the minister assured the delegation of adequate patronage of the Commission’s signage plant.

He assured the FRSC boss that henceforth, contractors handling the Ministry of Works’ road projects would be directed to patronise the FRSC signage production plant.

According to him this will be in line with the commitment to bequeath quality and motorable road network to the citizens.

Earlier, in his brief remarks, the Corps Marshal, disclosed that the collaboration with the Federal Ministry of Works in 2023 led to reduction in road accidents by 22 per cent and number of deaths by 25 per cent.

He appealed for a stronger collaboration with the minister stressing that the commission would always welcome robust engagements with the ministry, especially on issues of road signages, overhead bridges, adequate signs diversion and other road amenities.

The FRSC boss also requested for the construction of trailer packs along Federal Highways and called for contractors to patronise the FRSC signage plant for the purchase of signages.

He added that it would improve the safety of the nation’s highways and enhance easy travelling for economic development.

In the delegation of the Corps Marshal to the Ministry were top management staff of the Commission.(NAN)

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