Easter: TRACE Unleashes Full Operational Strength On Ogun Roads 

  • ’ Vehicle Contravened For Traffic Infraction(s) Would Not Be Released Until Friday, 5 April’

THE Ogun State Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Agency (TRACE) has come up with operational guidelines for this year’s Easter special patrol schedule throughout the state.

Tagged: “Safe and Responsible Driving…A Must”, according to a release from the TRACE Commander/Chief Executive Officer, Cmdr. ‘Seni Ogunyemi, and made available to journalists by the Agency’s spokesman (PRO), Cmdr. Babatunde Akinbiyi, is to ensure effective traffic management, timely clearance of obstructions and prompt rescue/emergency services on a 24-hour basis. 

The exercise, Ogunyemi further explained, would collaborate with other safety/security agencies on 18 major traffic corridors in the state. 

These include the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway; Interchange-Sagamu-Ijebu/Ode-Benin/Ore Expressway; Sango/Ota-Atan-Owode-Idiroko Highway; Atan-Lusada-Agbara-Badagry Highway and Abeokuta-Kobape-Siun-Interchange Expressway. 

Others are Abeokuta-Ewekoro-Ifo-Sango/Ota Expressway; and Rounder-Abeokuta-Olorunda-Ayetoro-Imeko-Ilara Border, amongst others prior, during and after the Easter celebration.

The operation commenced on Monday, 25 March through Friday, 5 April, and involves the full deployment of TRACE operational resources from 65 commands to man strategic beats and choke points along the 18 highlighted major traffic corridors. 

The basis for the exercise, the traffic compliance boss noted, is “to check the excesses of recalcitrant motorists, considering the fact that the Easter celebration will generate a heavy flow of human and vehicular movement, which may bring about attendant traffic build-up, breakdown of ill-maintained vehicles, obstruction and road traffic crashes”.

Ogunyemi, however, cautioned motorists against excessive speed, and to avoid night travels, overloading, worn-out tyres and driving against traffic (one-way), a phenomenon prohibited by law, in view of their attendant consequences.

To effectively achieve this, the TRACE boss directed commanding officers to ensure that its operatives are presentable, civil, professional, fair and firm in the discharge of their duties, as measures to guarantee the safety of the general public, particularly the motoring public. 

While wishing the Christian faithful a happy Easter celebration, the TRACE boss implored all road users to observe strict compliance with traffic rules and regulations, even as he warned that, any vehicle contravened for any traffic infraction(s) during the celebration would not be released until the Agency ends her Easter operation order on Friday, 5 April.

However, for feedback calls, in case of emergencies, the following hotlines can be reached: 0806 270 3568, 0803 491 9165 & 0703 491 9165″, the statement concluded.


Eighteen-Eleven Media 


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