The Minister of Works and Housing Mr Babatunde Raji Fashola said Wednesday that the ministry had begun preparations for the Christmas and New Year festivities.
The minister disclosed this while briefing State House correspondents after the weekly Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting chaired by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo at the Presidential Villa in Abuja.
“You know we have the ember preparation. The team has already started work. We will be working with Federal Road Safety Corps, FRSC.
“We will also be working with our contractors; the plan is that in places where they have not yet constructed, they should make palliatives so that the heavy traffic movement during the end of the year is manageable and will reduce the inconvenience of commuters to the barest minimum,” he said.
He appealed for the understanding of commuters in Nigeria for inconviniences that might result of the ongoing work on the roads.
“The Ideal thing is that you close down the construction site, but we can’t afford to do that,” he said.