The Federal Government on Monday pledged to pay contractors handling road projects across the country to ensure they completed all ongoing projects and make the highways safe for Nigerians.
Secretary to Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, stated that the roads would equally be furnished with the necessary signages.
He said this during the inauguration of the Federal Road Safety Corps signage factory in Gwagwalada, Abuja.
Mustapha admonished State Governments to use only standard road signs and signals in their roads and to procure them from the FRSC signage plant.
The SGF said, “Government is committed to roads and road infrastructure beyond the signs and signage. It is ensuring that all road contractors are adequately mobilized to complete the various projects at hand so as to ensure that the highways are made safe for travels.”
He warned against vandalism, noting that the government would not condone the destruction of road signs and other furniture installed on the highway.
In his remarks at the event, the FRSC Corps Marshal, Dr. Boboye Oyeyemi, stated that the factory could meet the nation’s road signs needs, noting that the aim was to increase road safety in the country.
He added, “The plant has been able to produce about 6,000 various road signs which are already installed on some segments of the Federal highways with testimonies of their quality and effectiveness by motorists.”
Oyeyemi appreciated the Ministry of Power, Works, and Housing for collaborating with the FRSC to ensure safety on the highways.