Transportation

We will work more on correctional measures – Ogun TRACE Boss

Ogun State Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps, TRACE, says it has recorded a total of 774 road crashes across the state between January to November this year, resulting in 162 deaths, leaving 927 sustaining series of injures.

The Corps Commander, Mr Seni Ogunyemi stated this while defending the Corps’ 2021 budget estimate before the members of the Ogun State House of Assembly, OGHA, at the Assembly Complex, Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta.

Commander Ogunyemi explained that the Corps was putting in place innovative measures towards changing its mode of operations from collection of traffic charges to enforcing correctional measures with a view to sensitising drivers against road crashes. 

He noted that the corps was committed to address institutional problems which often lead to incessant loss of lives caused by road accidents. 

Mr Ogunyemi therefore defended the budget proposal of the corps consisting of a sum of 128.9million naira for capital projects, with 825.5million naira set aside for recurrent expenses with projected revenue size of 420million naira for the next fiscal year. 

In their remarks, the OGHA Deputy Speaker, Mr Dare Kadiri and Mrs Modupe Mujota decried the incessant road crashes and violation of road regulations by overzealous drivers and tasked the corps to deploy more Information and Communication mechanisms to traffic management.

Oluwatoyin Adegoke

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