International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

Energy Shortage, Climate Change and the Challenge of Intelligent Transport System (ITS) Adaption in African Countries
J. J. Dukiya

The transport sector of every economy generally depend on the combustion of fossil fuels that generates sulfuric, carbonic, and nitric acids, which are now contributing greatly to global warming. The threats of climatic change and the swamp of urban traffic flow problems necessitated the development of Intelligent Transport System (ITS) as panacea for urban traffic menaces. In this paper, the dwindling trend in fossil fuel deposit and the search for alternative fuel globally is examined as it affect African nations. The paradigm shifts in sustainable transport definitions are examined using a combination of existing theoretical constructs. The study assessed the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) and police operations that are ITS compliance in Abuja and Minna. The result shows that there are no modern ITS infrastructure and that about 65% of the road signalling devices are either dead or malfunctioning due to power failure. The paper concluded that African countries like Nigeria need adequate budgetary planning and man power development for effective ITS adaptation.

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