Ed-el-fitri: TRACE deploys 650 operatives, 35 patrol vehicles

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Ogun State Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps says it is deploying 650 personnel, 35 patrol vehicles and 30 tow trucks during the Ed-el-fitri celebration.

The Public Relations Officer of TRACE, Mr Babatunde Akinbiyi disclosed this on Monday.

The TRACE spokesman said the measure was “to ensure effective traffic management on state’s traffic corridor, especially at road construction, diversion and rehabilitation zones.”

Akinbiyi who spoke for the TRACE Corps Commander/Chief Executive, ‘Seni Ogunyemi, said the operation commence today Monday, 10th May 2021, and will terminate on Monday, 17th May 2021.

 He added that the special operation, “which is in synergy with other security agencies,” would also involve the general public, particularly the motoring public, through the TRACE Traffic Whistle Blower Initiative, TRACE Emergency Traffic Service (TETS), as well as, TRACE Community Based Traffic Management Scheme among others.

Akinbiyi noted that this year’s Eid-el-Fitri celebration “calls for caution, patience and restraint, as we all strife in our individual capacity as responsible citizens, to assist government to ensure orderliness and sanity on our roads by upholding road traffic rules and regulations for safety of lives and property to be guaranteed.”

He 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 for not upholding COVID- 19 protocols and guidelines would not be released until Monday, 17th May, 2021.

Akinbiyi, however, 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.

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