Ogun State Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Agency (TRACE) said it has set machineries in motion to ensure safe and responsible driving through effective traffic management in all the 12 Ogun major traffic corridors and other roads during the Eid-El-Kabir festival period.
The TRACE Public Relations Officer (M&S), Cdr. Babatunde Akinbiyi, stated this in a statement on Monday.
Recall that the Eid-El-Kabir celebration is tentatively slated for 11th of July, 2022 pending on ratification by the authorities.
According to the PRO, the TRACE Commander/CEO, Cdr. Abdul-Fatai Olaseni Ogunyemi, the operation which commenced on Monday, 4th July, 2022, through Monday 18th July, 2022, will involve monitoring all Eid Praying Grounds in the State to prevent indiscriminate parking.
He added that Corps would provide maximum monitoring for motorists and other road users, including high and low capacity vehicles for safety of lives and property to be guaranteed on Ogun 12 major traffic corridors, especially at diversion and rerouting points, where road reconstruction are on going, in addition to timely clearance of obstructions,
He said that TRACE would also ensure prompt rescue/emergency service and collaboration with other safety and security agencies.
The two weeks exercise according to the state traffic agency, would include surveillance on 12 Ogun major traffic corridors, the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, Atan-Lusada-Agbara-Badagry Expressway, Interchange-Sagamu-Ijebu/Ode-Benin/Ore Expressway, President Mohammed Buhari Expressway (Formerly Abeokuta-Kobape-Siun-Interchange Expressway), Lafenwa/Rounder-Olorunda-Aiyetoro-Imeko-Ilara Border amongst others for constant motorised patrol
He quipped that the exercise would be on for 24hrs everyday before, during and after the Eid-Kabir celebration.
“Besides, the exercise would also involve all users of the road through the TRACE Traffic Whistle Blower Initiative, TRACE Emergency Traffic Service and TRACE Community Based Traffic Management Scheme, in view of the attendant traffic build-up anticipated, as a result of increased human and vehicular movement, more so that safety on our roads is a collective responsibility.
“The release also charged TRACE operatives to be civil, humane, fair and firm, where the need arises and exhibit a high level of professionalism.
“While felicitating the Muslim Ummah, Cdr Ogunyemi, admonish them to avoid night travels, reflect on the reason for the season and be safety conscious, and also ensure strict adherence to traffic rules and regulations, as any vehicle contravened for any traffic infraction(s) during the celebration will not be released until Monday,18th July, 2022, when TRACE would have ended her Special Eid-El-Kabir Operation Order.
“Furthermore, for feedback calls in case of emergency situations,
the following numbers could be reached: 112 (Toll Free Line); 0810 179 2333; 0803 423 3209; 0803 491 9165.”
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