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Use standard road signs, FRSC tells construction firms

Boboye-Oyeyemi-3The Federal Road Safety Corps has directed all construction companies in the country to use the standard road signage code on the  highways and construction sites.

The Corps Marshal, FRSC, Boboye Oyeyemi, gave the directive while presenting some road signage to Julius Berger Plc and Reynolds Construction Company in Abuja, a statement by the corps’ Head, Media Relations and Strategy, Bisi Kazeem, said.

“We have the responsibility to ensure safety of all roads and in view of the fact that constructions are going on across the country now; we need to ensure their management and safety.

“If not properly managed, it could lead to fatality. Therefore, we are here to ensure that our roads are safe, especially at construction sites,’’ Oyeyemi, who was represented by the Deputy Corps Marshal, Operations, Adei Abu,said.

He also noted that there was no uniformity or standard in the road signs being used in the country, adding that this posed serious danger to road users.

He said, “We have come to realise that we need to provide the correct size of signage to the construction companies. We have established a signage plant in Gwagwalada Area Council to produce safe signage for all the construction companies across the country.

“And from time to time, we are going to carry out auditing of the companies to ensure that they comply with the signage we are providing..’’

Oyeyemi said that the FRSC had the facilities to produce standard road signage for interested companies.

He added that it was not compulsory to buy from the FRSC, “but as a construction company operating in this country, you must use the correct size and shape.’’

The corps marshal promised to sanction any company that did not conform with the required standards.

The Assistant Interest Manager, Julius Berger, Mr. Trust Ekaje, expressed appreciation for the gesture and promised that his company would make the best use of the signage.

He also promised that his company would put more signage on the highways, especially at construction sites, to make the road safer while working.

Mr. Obogucho Phylus, who represented the RCC, thanked the FRSC for the gesture and urged the commission to continue with the good work.

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