Mr Sheriff Musa, Chairman, Ado-Odo/Ota Local Government Area, Ogun, has promised to collaborate with the state’s Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps(TRACE) toward fulfilling its core mandate of managing traffic in the area.
Musa made the pledge when Mr Adekunle Ajibade, the Sango-Ota Area Commander of TRACE, paid a courtesy visit to his office in Ota on Thursday.
According to him, the council will collaborate in the areas of capacity building, public education and advocacy toward reducing road crashes and improving complaince to traffic rules and regulations by motorists.
Musa said that the efforts would assist in ensuring safety on the road.
“We are determined to collaborate with the TRACE to ensure that traffic infractions and road traffic are minimise to the barest level,” the chairman said.
Earlier, Ajibade said that the Corps Commander of TRACE, Mr Seni Ogunyemi, had directed all Area/Divisional Commanders to pay a courtesy visit on all newly elected local government chairmen in the state.
“We embarked on this courtesy visit to strengthen the existing relationship between the corps and the new administration in the local government,” Ajibade said.
The area commander appealed to the chairman to always alert the corps whenever there is gridlock in the area, especially within Sango-Ota jurisdiction.
He identified driving against traffic as one of the major infractions that was common amongst motorists.
He said henceforth erring drivers would be arrested and prosecuted to serve as deterrent to others.