Senate Orders Removal Of Speed Bumps
If you are driving some day and don't find speed bumps on Federal roads across the country, then you should know it was a directive from Nigerian lawmakers.
The Senate has asked the Federal Ministry of Power, Works and Housing to remove speed bumps.
The directive followed the adoption of a motion jointly moved by Senator Barnabas Gemade (Benue North-East) and Senator Stella Oduah (Anambra-North) at the plenary on Tuesday.
The motion is titled ‘Urgent need to control the indiscriminate erection of speed bumps on federal roads nationwide.’
The Senate unanimously granted the prayers, including to “direct the Ministry of Power, Works and Housing to the remove all the speed bumps indiscriminately erected on the federal highways, regulate and standardise the erection of all speed bumps.”
The lawmakers also urged the Ministry of Power, Works and Housing to cause the owners of petrol stations to build service lanes of not less than 50 metres on both sides of the stations to prevent customers from turning directly to and from the highways.
They also asked the ministry to enforce the setback regulations for fixed structures along highways and urged the planning authority to implement regulations for motor parks, markets and places of worship.