Eid-el-Kabir: Avoid night travels, be safety conscious  -TRACE commander warns

.The Commander/CEO, TRACE, Abdul-Fatai Olaseni Ogunyemi

The Commander/CEO,Ogun State Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Agency, Abdul-Fatai Olaseni Ogunyemi, while felicitating the Muslim Ummah on the celebration of Eid-el-Kabir, urged them to avoid night travels, and be safety conscious.

He gave this admonition in a statement released on his behalf the Public Relations Officer, TRACE, Mr Babatunde Akinbiyi on Monday.

He asked them to reflect on the reason for the season and also  ensure strict adherence to traffic rules and regulations.

The TRACE boss warned that any vehicle contravened for any traffic infraction(s) during the celebration will not be released until Monday,18th July, 2022, when the agency would have ended her Special Eid-El-Kabir Operation Order.

The agency pledged to ensure safe and responsible driving, through effective traffic management and prompt rescue service throughout the 12 Ogun major traffic corridors.

He listed the corridors as the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, Atan-Lusada-Agbara-Badagry Expressway, Interchange-Sagamu-Ijebu/Ode-Benin/Ore Expressway, President Muhammadu Buhari Expressway (Formerly Abeokuta-Kobape-Siun-Interchange Expressway), Lafenwa/Rounder-Olorunda-Aiyetoro-Imeko-Ilara Border among others.

Ogunyemi said there will be constant motorised patrol, 24hours on daily basis, before, during and after the Eid-El-Kabir celebrations.

According to him, the operation will also involve monitoring all Eid Praying Grounds in the state to prevent indiscriminate parking by 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.

He explained that special attention would be at diversion and rerouting points, where road reconstruction are on going, in addition to timely clearance of obstructions, prompt rescue/emergency service and collaboration with other safety and security agencies.

He charged TRACE operatives to be civil, humane, fair and firm, where the need arises and exhibit a high level of professionalism.

He added that 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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