TRACE Begins Erection of Road Signs in Ota

The Ogun Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps (TRACE), Ota Division, has commenced the erection of traffic warning signs at strategic road junctions in the Ota metropolis to improve compliance to regulations, reduce traffic congestions and improve safety on the roads.

The erections had warnings against making illegal U-turn, driving against traffic (one-way), and prohibition of overloaded trucks on certain road networks.

Addressing newsmen on behalf of Seni Ogunyemi, TRACE Commander and Chief Executive, CDR. Ajibade Adekunle, Area Commander, TRACE, Ogun West, said that the exercise was sequel to an earlier directive from the TRACE commander that each division and unit should come up with public enlightenment projects that would improve compliance to traffic/safety regulations, which prompted the Ota Division to commence its series of projects with the design and erection of seven traffic signage boards.

He also said that the erection of the signage was the beginning of different public enlightenment programmes coming up in the second half of the year.

“It is our plan to proceed from this project to organising three different public enlightenments cum education programmes between September and December this year involving three different strata of the motoring public”, the Trace boss said.

He stated that the first intensive training would be held between August and September involving all categories of commercial transport union operators working through their branches and leaders in Ota.

The second training, according to him, was expected to kick off in October or November which would involve civil servants, including teachers, local government workers, and staffers of other governmental MDA’s operating in Ota, bringing them to a conferencing hall to enlighten them on traffic and road safety matters.

According to Adekunle, the last programme which the division would be rounding up the year with would be a collaborative training with the Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (MAN) where the leaders and staffers of different companies and industries would equally be trained to improve compliance to traffic regulations.

“The Ota Division will be starting a series of correspondence with the relevant bodies to mobilise support and mass participation of the concerned persons during each of the enlightenment exercises”, he said.

The Ota Divisional Commander, Victoria Olaoke, appreciated the TRACE commander for his leadership and administrative and managerial support to her division in particularly.

She also appreciated the TRACE commander for giving the division all the needed leverage for the successful execution of its operational projects and programmes at all times.