Lagos - The Federal Ministry of Works will on Dec. 20 in Lagos flag-off its 2012 Traffic Control and Management campaign for the South-West.
Alhaji Kabir Abdullahi, Director, Federal Highways, South-West, disclosed this on Tuesday during an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos.
Abdullahi said that the campaign would be replicated in other zones simultaneously.
He said that the programme was aimed at reducing accidents on the highways during the yuletide and after.
The director said that there was usually high vehicular movement during the period, adding that people were always in hurry to reach their destinations thereby compromising safety standards.
"Most of the accidents on the road are caused by impatience on the part of the drivers," he said.
Abdullahi said that the programme was aimed at creating awareness to ensure smooth rides with fewer accidents during the festive period.
He assured Nigerians in the zone that he would ensure that highways in the South West were in good motorable conditions.
He said that relevant stakeholders including Nigerian Army, Nigerian Police Force, Federal Road Safety Commission and other traffic regulatory bodies would be involved in the programme.
NAN recalls that the ministry launched the programme on Monday in Abuja and it is expected to be replicated in the six geo-political zones of the country to reduce accidents during the Yuletide.