Wike Orders Removal Of Garrison Traffic Lights
Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike has ordered the removal of the traffic lights installed at the popular Garrison Junction in Port Harcourt.
The Governor according to reports took the action following the frequent holdups that has become a feature of the area.
Reports said the Governor was forced to personally find out the cause of the traffic gridlock. After listening to the police officers on duty on the workings of the traffic control system, he ordered for the complete removal of the lights to allow for free flow of traffic in the area.
The Vortex reporter who visited the Garrison Roundabout, reports that traffic in the area now flow freely as the usual heavy traffic experienced in the area has disappeared.
Some motorists interviewed on the situation, said they no longer had to spend a long time waiting for the traffic lights.
Mr. Enye Mike told this reporter, “it is a relief to drive through this roundabout freely as I have seen it now.”
Mr. Joe Egbe, a taxi driver said it was a dream to ply the road freely, adding that in most cases his passengers got frustrated having to wait for minutes to get across the traffic.
He appealed to the state government not to consider switching on the lights again.
A bus driver, Mr. Etama Nicholas said he could now ply the Aba Road area with ease, while some passengers in his bus gave kudos to the Governor for his decision.
There have been widespread public complaints about the long traffic hiccups encountered by commuters on the traffic lights system at the Garrison area.