Ahead of the Democracy Day celebrations June 12th, the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has listed out traffic diversion roads in Abuja in order to ensure that there is absolutely free flow of traffic in the FCT.
According to the FRSC spokesman, Bisi Kazeem, this action is to prevent the possibility of traffic congestion that could occur around the Eagle Square in Abuja, which is the venue for the anniversary. He advised Nigerians to stick to safety ideas and to be positively minded when using the roads.
Democracy day is a new federal holiday commemorating the country's fairest elections on June 12th 1993
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Mr. Kazeem advised motorists driving around the FCTto take the following alternative routes to prevent traffic. These roads are:
- Diversion ‘A’ -Water board/ Deeper Life Junction,
- Diversion ‘B’- Aso Drive by DSS Headquarters to DPO Mpape,
- Diversion ‘C’- FCDA by Finance Headquarters,
- Diversion ‘E’- National Assembly and
- Diversion ‘F’-Gana-Transcorp Hilton.
- Diversion ‘G’- Nitel Junction by Ahmadu Bello Way,
- Diversion ‘H’-Kur Mohammed by Benue House Plaza,
- Diversion ‘I’-NNPC Tower,
- Diversion ‘J’-Federal Secretariat Phase III under the bridge,
- Diversion ‘K’-Behind Foreign Affairs under the bridge,
- Diversion ‘L’-FCDA by POWA,
- Diversion ‘M’- Goodluck Ebele Jonathan Expressway (Inter Section into 3 arms zone)
- Diversion ‘N’- Fly over by Jaiz Bank.
Eagle square Abuja is the center of most activities for June 12 celebrations
He further stressed the need for road users to avoid violent occurrences and to desist from any act that goes against the law during the upcoming holiday. All motorists who encounter any road user misusing the road or going against the rules are advised to report to the FRSC. They may call Toll- free number: 122. Accidents cases, emergency and road obstructions may also be reported.
“As such, all operational facilities have been adequately deployed across traffic prone areas and others to ensure a hitch-free movement of persons and goods.”
Mr Kazeem added when emphasizing on the need for every road user to obey road rules.
He concluded by saying that FRSC is aware of how the country cherishes civil rights and rules of the land. This includes the upcoming festivities that shapes part of the Democracy Day celebrations.