Desist from blocking government roads for your “Owanbe” – Oyo Government

Oyo State Government has warned event planners, owners of event centres, religious centres and club owners to desist from indiscriminate closure of public roads to prevent gridlocks around them.

The Executive Chairman, Oyo State Road Transport Management Authority, OYRTMA, Dr. Akin Fagbemi said this when he led a special operations team to commence enforcement against the unauthorized, deliberate and willful blockade of government roads for social events across the state.

Dr. Fagbemi said the present government completely frowned at the willful disregard to extant laws and regulations guiding the usage of public facilities including roads and other infrastructures.

The Executive Chairman noted that the rampant case of unauthorized blockade of government roads across the state is a punishable offence which attracts penalties as spelt out in the Oyo State Road Traffic Management Authority Act 2009.

Dr. Fagbemi said the state government would deal with any individual or groups who willfully barricade government roads under the law thereby creating avoidable traffic bottlenecks at strategic areas across the state.

Iyabo Adebisi

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