FCT Taskforce seals Jikwoyi phase II junction over traffic gridlock


By Kingsley Madaki

Federal Capital Territory Ministerial Taskforce on City Sanitation has sealed Jikwoyi phase II junctions that constitute a major traffic gridlock on the ever busy road.

While speaking to journalists after sealing the junction on Tuesday, head of the Taskforce and Senior Special Assistant on Monitoring, Inspection and Enforcement to the minister of FCT, Ikharo Attah said the action was to ease free flow of traffic on the axis.

Attah had about two weeks ago inspected the Karu-Jikwoyi Road with some stakeholders in line with the Minister’s directives to decongest the traffic jam that usually start from Nyanya, Karu, Jikwoyi – Kpegyi linking Karish town due to the unconventional activities.

He explained that FCT Administration was keen on ending the chaotic situation on the road, by removing all the illegal structures built on the road shoulders on Karu-Jikwoyi road, especially the Jikwoyi phase II junction which motorists have converted to a bus stop that builds up a logjam.

According to Attah, sealing of the junction and planned pulling down of the illegal structures was meant to ease movement of vehicles and the residents that ply the route.

“Sealing of the Jikwoyi phase II today, is one of the measures that we have taken to ease free flow of traffic on the axis.

“We have identified the causes of the traffic gridlock on Karu-Jikwoyi road, we will ensure that all the illegal structures built on the road shoulders are pulled down.

“The exercise is not meant to infringe pain on the people, is rather going to address the logjam that people have been experiencing and complaining, strategic stakeholders are fully in support of the FCT Administration stance”, he said.

Attah said all the vehicles that ply the Road or would be plying the road will go to the Celestial Church junction to turn, saying the area was better for U-turn.