September 24, 2020
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OYRTMA Deploys Officers within Ibadan to Ease Vehicular Movement

The Oyo State Road Transport Management Agency, OYRTMA, has announced the immediate deployment of its officers to some critical areas of the state, especially within Ibadan metropolis to control and maintain free flow of vehicular movement in the night.

This is contained in a statement by the state Commissioner for Information, Culture and Tourism, Dr Wasiu Olatunbosun.

The head of the agency, Dr. Akin Fagbemi explained that the decision was premised on the effect of movement of people from neighboring Lagos, Ogun and Osun states to the state capital, Ibadan where commercial activities and security of lives and properties have experienced growth.

Dr Fagbemi said OYRTMA as a responsive agency of government would ensure orderliness and enforce compliance to the state traffic and safety rules and regulations. 

“The conducive environment created for both business and residential purposes by the present administration, under governor Seyi Makinde has triggered an exodus of thousands of people and vehicles from our neighboring States of Lagos, Ogun and Osun, this has significantly added to the over 1.5million vehicles plying the available roads in the State thus forcing immense pressure on traffic flow to extend to late nights in certain parts of the State particularly in Ibadan, the State Capital.

“Additionally, based on popular demand of citizens of the state to have our men and officers at certain strategic locations, management has approved with immediate effect, deployment of OYRTMA operatives to man various strategic spots at night in a bid to ensuring free flow of traffic across Oyo State.”

The agency had recently impounded over 50 trailers that parked indiscriminately around the Iwo-Road axis of the Lagos-Ibadan expressway as they were said to be constituting disturbance to commercial activities in the area as well as causing traffic hold-up on the busy road. 

Iyabo Adebisi

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