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Plateau Government Bans Movement Of Trucks, Animals Within City

  • This was disclosed by the General Manager Jos Metropolitan Development Board, Arc. Hart Bankat while briefing journalists in Jos Plateau State.

The Plateau State Government on Tuesday announced that it will soon restrict the movement of trucks, and animals, among others, within the Jos-Bukuru metropolis, in its efforts to decongest the city centre.

It also said those who violate the traffic rules will face strict penalties, which include fines and vehicle impoundment.

This was disclosed by the General Manager Jos Metropolitan Development Board, Arc. Hart Bankat while briefing journalists in Jos Plateau State.

He said, “As you are aware, the growing population in Plateau State has led to an increase in vehicular traffic and the haphazard construction of buildings, which has resulted in congestion and safety hazards in our cities.

“To address these challenges and ensure the sustainable development of our state, Governor Caleb Mutfwang has issued Executive Order No. 003, 2024.

According to him, “This executive order aims to regulate the construction of buildings and the flow of vehicular traffic in Plateau State.

“Under this order, all new building projects must obtain the necessary permits and comply with building codes and regulations. Unauthorized constructions will be demolished in accordance with the law”, he explained.

“Furthermore, the order also aims to streamline vehicular traffic by implementing traffic management measures, such as designated parking spaces, traffic lights, and road signage.

“Violators of traffic rules will face strict penalties, including fines and vehicle impoundment”, he maintained.

“We believe that by enforcing this executive order, we can improve the quality of life for all residents of Plateau State and create a safe and organized urban environment.

“We urge all residents to cooperate with the authorities and adhere to the provisions of Executive Order No. 003, 2024”, Bankat admonished.

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