FG to harmonise road signage in 36 states
The Federal Government said on Monday it has completed plans to harmonise road signage and markings in the 36 states of the federation.
The Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Power, Works and Housing, Alhaji Mohammed Bukar, disclosed this at the commencement of 23rd national council meeting on works, held in Abuja.
He said through the reviewed highway design manual, states would be encouraged to adopt the new strategy to enhance value of road infrastructure nationwide.
Bukar, who was represented at the event by the ministry’s Director of Highway, Planning and Development, Engr. Chukwunike Uzo, said the ministry would commence the rollout of signage within the stretches of completed federal road projects next month.
He said the Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Fashola (SAN), had issued the directive, adding that the decision became imperative to assist road users, especially visitors, in line with international best practices.
The permanent secretary said: “This is one of the most positive council meetings. It is so sad that we have over looked road signage. All along, our focus has been on the big pictures and we forgot the little thing that could impact, change and add value to our road works.
“We want to take our destiny in our hands, provide this facility to our people to make our country visitor friendly and enhance value of the road infrastructure.”
According to him, the four-day conference will address issues relating to road signage nationwide.