Nigeria’s FCTA flags off construction of Solar traffic light control signals project

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The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) has inaugurated the construction of wireless solar traffic light control signals at 98 major intersections in the FCT. This would guarantee smooth traffic flow and order on the roadways in Abuja.

FCT Minister, Muhammad Bello said, “It has offered a vital push as the administration aspires to develop a world class capital city.”

According to Bello, the project also adds value to efforts of managing energy consumption needs. In addition, he noted that the solar control traffic Signals would further aid efforts by the FCT Administration to achieve an efficient and effective traffic management system in place.

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Abuja to enjoy solar traffic light control signals

Bello stated, “Abuja is one of the cities with the fastest population growth rates in the entire world. The infrastructure of the city, notably those responsible for traffic control, has been under tremendous pressure due to this rapid growth. We will do our part to create an environment that will accommodate the smooth and effective delivery of this project. As a result, we eagerly anticipate its conclusion and subsequent commissioning.”

Bello was represented at event by the FCT Permanent Secretary, Mr. Olusade Adesola

According to Abdullahi Candido, Secretary of the FCT Transportation Secretariat, the project’s history began in 2012 at FOCAC.

At the summit, he claimed, the Chinese government agreed to the Nigerian government’s request for assistance in building solar control traffic Signals at 74 intersections in Abuja.

Candido said,” The solar traffic light system has proven to be energy efficient, especially with the rising cost of gas. The main obstacle is getting ourselves to take ownership of the project and pledge to keep it safe from vandalism. The Minister has already ordered that authorized personnel working on the installation be easily identifiable. Therefore, I urge residents to take action to defend the installations. Please sound the alarm if you notice anything suspicious.”