Nigeria: Senate Asks Fashola to Remove Speed Bumps On Highways

The Senate yesterday urged the Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola to remove speed bumps on all federal highways in the country.

The resolution was sequel to a motion jointly sponsored by Senators Barnabas Gemade (APC, Benue) and Stella Oduah (PDP, Anambra).

Senate also urged the minister to cause owners of petrol filling stations to build a service lane of not less than 50meteres on both sides of their stations to avoid customers turning directly to and from the highways.

It further urged the minister to enforce set back regulations for fixed structures along highways; and urged the Planning Authority regulations for motor parks, markets and places of worship.

Moving the motion, Gemade noted with dismay thousands of speed bumps recently erected on almost all federal highways nationwide to control speed of motor vehicles plying the roads.

He said federal highways were meant for smooth traffic flow and there should be no constraints restricting the free flow of traffic.

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