Ogun State Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps says it has deployed 650 operatives, and 35 patrol vehicles in order to manage traffic effectively and ensure motorists drive responsibly during the Easter celebrations and beyond.
This step was was contained in a statement made available to our correspondent by the TRACE Public Relations Officer, Mr Babatunde Akinbiyi on Monday.
He tagged the operation ‘Stay safe, drive responsibly and be protected.’
Akinbiyi added that 20 Hired Medium and High Capacity Tow Trucks with standby Heavy Duty Crane through Private Sector Providers would also be deployed to remove broken down vehicles on roads on Ogun State corridor..
According the statement issued by Akinbiyi on behalf of the TRACE Corps Commander/Chief Executive, Commander. ‘Seni Ogunyemi, the operation which commenced on Monday, 29th March, 2021, would terminate on Monday, 12th April, 2021.
The statement further indicated that the Special Operation, would be in synergy with other security agencies, and also involve the general public, particularly the motoring public.
It stated that the TRACE Traffic Whistle Blower Initiative, TRACE Emergency Traffic Service, as well as, TRACE Community-Based Traffic Management Scheme, Volunteer TRACE Mayors and approved trained Local Government Traffic Mayors, would equally be utilised.
The statement also urged TRACE Corps operatives to be civil, humane and exhibit a high level of professionalism in the discharge of their duties, while imploring road users to employ and ensure that all Covid -19 protocols and guidelines are observed and respected because any vehicle contravened for any traffic infraction(s) during the celebration and/or not upholding COVID 19 protocols and guidelines would not be released until Monday, 12th April, 2021.
However, the TRACE boss said for feedback calls in case of any emergency situation, the motoring public can call these lines: 112 (Toll free): 0703 411 0281 (Text only): 0803 491 9165 and 0810 179 2333.