By Mosope Kehinde

The Oyo State House Assembly has condemned the attack by the acclaimed Oodua Nation Agitators over the invasion of the Agodi State Secretariat.

The House made the condemnation following a motion raised by the Speaker, Mr. Adebo Ogundoyin, under a matter of urgent public importance and presented by the leader of the house, Mr. Sanjo Adedoyin, on the floor of the house.

The motion, co-sponsored by five other members of the house, commended Governor Seyi Makinde and Security Operatives for taking proactive steps to curb the nefarious activities of the Oodua Nation Agitators.

Deliberating on the matter on the floor, some lawmakers in their separate reactions, emphasised the need to strengthen the security apparatus of Agodi State Secretariat Ibadan

Also during plenary, the House urged the Executive Arm of Government to erect traffic signs and symbols at major and inner roads across the State to provide necessary information to road users and curb extortion from law enforcement agencies.

The plea was part of the resolves by the House on a motion sponsored by the lawmaker representing Akinyele 1,  Mr. Monsuru Abiola

The lawmakers observed that the provision of adequate information through road signs and symbols on major roads across the State will go a long way in curtailing the rate of ignorance about traffic rules and regulations that guide driving and other activities on the major roads.

Road users especially private and commercial drivers is usually about non-observance of the traffic rules and regulations coupled with non-strict enforcement by traffic regulatory agency of government. Although some drivers at times do not understand some of the traffic signs and symbols which were part of the prerequisite for obtaining driver’s license in the olden days.”

Government has a major role to play in this regard in terms of strengthening enforcement strategies on traffic regulations mechanism.”

“Government needs to holistically address the issue of traffic  symbols to be put  on major roads and inner roads within the State especially in Ibadan, the State capital.” He said. 

The Lawmakers however enjoined the State Road Traffic Management Authority  ( OYRTMA ) to strengthen its enforcement mechanism towards apprehending road users and drivers who fail to observe and follow traffic signs and symbols in the state.

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