During the festivities, Nigerians have been advised to maintain the speed limit of 100 kilometres as specified by the nation’s traffic laws.
According to the Minister of WorksandHousing, Mr Babatunde Fashola, he noted that the season of celebrations would involve a lot of movement of goods and persons across the country, which is why motorists should obey the laws.
Fashola hinted that the number of roads completed are increasing, adding that there are also seeing increasing accidents as well.
“So I am going to appeal to the Media who are here to please help us to carry this message through this Yuletide season that the maximum speed on our highways is 100kilometres, not more”. He said.
According to him, what it does, if citizens maintain the standard speed limit, is that if there is trouble, you will be able to avoid it.
Earlier in his remarks before the presentation, the representative of the Group Managing Director of the NNPC and Chief Finance Officer of the organization, Mr Umar Ajiya, said the Corporation was motivated by the challenged condition of some of the nation’s roads most of which were the arteries of the company’s operations.
He added that with the vandalization of the distribution pipelines, NNPC had been forced to use the roads as its channel of distribution of petroleum products nationwide.