Eid-el-Fitri: TRACE pledges to guarantee safety on Ogun 12 major traffic corridors

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.TRACE Corps Commander/CE, Abdul-Fatai Olaseni Ogunyemi

Ogun State Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps says it will ensure safety of lives and property through effective traffic management and prompt rescue service throughout the 12 Ogun major traffic corridors in the state before, during and after the Eid-El-Fitri celebrations.

The traffic corridors include the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, Atan-Lusada-Agbara-Badagry Expressway, Interchange-Sagamu-Ijebu/Ode-Benin/Ore Expressway, Abeokuta-Kobape-Siun-Interchange Expressway, and Lafenwa/Rounder-Olorunda-Aiyetoro-Imeko-Ilara Border among others.

TRACE said it would deploy constant motorised patrol, 24hrs on daily basis.

According to a release from the office of the TRACE Corps Commander/CE, Abdul-Fatai Olaseni Ogunyemi, the operation which commenced on Wednesday, 27th April, 2022, through Monday 9th May, 2022, will involve monitoring all Eid Praying Grounds in the state.

This, he said, would prevent indiscriminate parking by motorists and other road users.

He added that high and low capacity vehicles for safety of lives and property would equally be deployed, especially at diversion and rerouting points, where road reconstruction are on going.

In addition, Cdr. Ogunyemi explained that there would be timely clearance of obstructions, prompt rescue/emergency service and collaboration with other safety and security agencies.

He stated further that 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, against the backdrop that,”safety on our roads is a collective responsibility.”

While felicitating the Muslim ummah, Cdr Ogunyemi, urged  them to 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, 9th May, 2022, when the Corps would have ended her Special Eid-El-Fitri 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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