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Eid-El-Fitri: Ogun TRACE deploys 650 men, 55 vehicles

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The Ogun state Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps, TRACE, has deployed 650 operatives, 35 patrol vehicles and 20 tow trucks as parts of efforts to ensure free flow of traffic during the EID-EL-FITRI celebration.

The commander of TRACE, Prince Seni Ogunyemi, stated this in a statement in Abeokuta, saying the operation would commence on Monday May 10, 2021 and end on Monday, May 17, 2021.

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Ogunyemi said that special operation, which is in collaboration with other security agencies, would also involve the general public, particularly the motoring public, through the TRACE Traffic Whistle Blower Initiative, TRACE Emergency Traffic Service (TETS), as well as, TRACE Community-Based Traffic Management.

The commander called for patience and caution in our individual capacities, as responsible citizens, to assist government to ensure orderliness and sanity on our roads. This, he said, is by upholding road traffic rules and regulations for safety of lives and property to be guaranteed in the state during the celebration.

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The TRACE boss urged the corps personnel to be civil and humane and to exhibit high level of professionalism in the discharge of their duties. He also called on road users to employ and ensure that all COVID-19 protocols and guidelines are observed and respected.

He, then, sounded a note of warning that any vehicle that contravened traffic infraction(s) during the celebration or failed to obey the COVID-19 protocols and guidelines, would not be released until Monday, May 17, 2021.

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Ogunyemi asked the public for feedback calls in case of any emergency situation, to call these lines: 112 (Toll free): 0703 411 0281 (Text only): 0803 491 9165 and 0810 179 2333.

Segun Ayinde, Abeokuta

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