The Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps (TRACE), says it has concluded plans to deploy over 350 officers to major highways in the state for the Eid-El-Kabir festival.
Mr Abdul -Fatai Ogunyemi, the TRACE Corps Commander, made this known in a statement signed by the Corps Public Relations Officer, Babatunde Akinbiyi, on Thursday in Abeokuta.
Ogunyemi noted that TRACE would commence its Special Patrol Operation throughout the state for the Eid-El-Kabir and the Annual Ojude Oba Festival from Friday to September 2.
He explained that the command would deploy over 350 Operatives, 25 Patrol Vehicles and 20 Tow Trucks through the Hired Tow Operators (HTO).
The exercise, according to the TRACE corps commander would involve monitoring of all motorists and other road users, inclusive of high and low capacity vehicles for safety of lives and property .
“This willl take place especially at diversion points and costruction areas at the 5km stretch from Sancrete to Fidiwo, around Alapako/Ogunmakin, Oremeji/Ibafo along the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway .
“Also at the Owode-Ijako-Iyana-Ilogbo axis of the old Lagos-Abeokuta Expressway, where road re-construction are on-going, as well as, ensure timely clearance of obstructions, prompt emergency service and collaboration with other security agencies.
“The exercise will also involve all road users through the TRACE Traffic Whistle Blower Initiative and the TRACE Community Based Traffic Management Scheme, under the auspices of the TRACE Emergency Traffic Service (TETS).
“More so that, safety on our roads is a collective responsibility,” he said.
Ogunyemi felicitated with Muslim faithfuls and admonished them to reflect on the reason for the season and be safety conscious, as well as, observed strict compliance to traffic rules and regulations.
He warned that any vehicle contravened for any traffic infractions during the festivals would not be released until September 2 when the Corps would have ended its Special Eid-El-Kabir Operation Order.
” For feedback calls, in case of emergency, the following numbers could be reached: 0703 411 0281 (Text Msgs only), 0810 179 2333 and 0806 450 6119,” he said.