Ogun State Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps has deployed 470 operatives, and 10 patrol vehicles to ensure effective traffic flow during the burial ceremonies of the father of His Excellency, Governor Dapo Abiodun, Pa Emmanuel Abiodun.
Pa Abiodun died on August 2nd, 2021 at the age of 89.
Statement signed by the Public Relations Officer of TRACE, Mr Babatunde Akinbiyi added that the unit would also deploy Hired Medium and High Capacity Tow Trucks with standby Heavy Duty Crane through Private Sector Providers.
According to the statement from the office of the TRACE Corps Commander/Chief Executive, Cdr. ‘Seni Ogunyemi, the operation which commenced on Monday, 6th September, 2021, would terminate on Thursday, 9th September, 2021.
It further stated that the special operation, which is in synergy with other security agencies, would ensure the safety of dignitaries from all walks of life, both within and outside the country, that are attending the burial ceremonies.
It read partly, “Furtherance to this, the 12 major traffic corridors that lead to and out of the Gateway State are to be strategically manned by operatives of the TRACE Corps in order to prevent traffic snarl, hold up and gridlock in whatever guise, that may inhibit and obstruct traffic, more so with the high volume of human and vehicular traffic anticipated.
“Moreover, the general public, particularly the motoring public are enjoined to cooperate and show understanding by adhering to parking instructions, avoid route violation, except here indicated and plan their journey, in order to ensure strict compliance to the procedural guidelines of the special operation schedule.”
Ogunyemi 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 attending the burial ceremonies to employ and ensure that all Covid- 19 protocols and guidelines are observed and respected.
“However, 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,” he said.