The Executive Chairman, Oyo State Road Transport Management Authority, (OYRTMA), Dr Akin Fagbemi, says the authority has established a new operational command along Ladoke Akintola University and four other areas in Ogbomosho, to enhance safety on the Zone’s road network.
Fagbemi said this on Tuesday while on a working visit to the agency’s new commands in Ogbomosho, adding that the new move will enhance administrative and operational effectiveness in Ogbomosho zone.
He added that OYRTMA has deployed more officers and men to the zone, considering the creation of the four additional area commands to oversee the Authority’s activities across the Zone.
In his words, Fagbemi said: “We acknowledge the significance of Ogbomoso zone to the growth of the economy of Oyo State. Therefore, it is pertinent we do all within the ambit of the law to ensure free flow of traffic in the zone.
Dr. Fagbemi said the mandate given to the agency by Governor Seyi Makinde is to operate effectively across the State, and not just restricting its operations to a zone, thus the creation of the new commands in Ogbomoso zone.
Meanwhile, Dr. Fagbemi during the visit also paid a courtesy call on the Ogbomoso North Local Government Chairman, Hon. Kabiru Akanji Adeoye who expressed satisfaction to the Agency for its timely intervention in issues pertaining to effective road traffic management, crash prevention, post-crash care and general road safety matters in the zone.
The Local Government boss emphasised that the total clampdown melted on ‘One-Way’ offenders by OYRTMA officials in the Zone has helped to significantly zero down cases of road crashes and saved the lives of numerous individuals.
“Before now, we only see and hear about OYRTMA’s activities in the State Capital, Ibadan but today, it is a great pleasure that the agency has not less than five specialised commands in Ogbomoso zone including the one newly created to ease traffic along the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH) and its environ”, he said.
Speaking further, he said: “Also, OYRTMA routine operations has helped us reduce crimes through the checking of Number plates and impounding vehicles, motorcycles etc without a fully registered number plate”.