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Easter: OYRTMA Kicks Off New Operation On Roads, Releases Emergency Hotlines

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 The Oyo State Road Traffic Management Authority (OYRTMA) has kicked off operation “Safe Trip: We Are All Responsible” as part of its Easter Special Patrol Schedule across the state. This is even as it released emergency hotlines to the public.
 
According to a statement by the Chairman/Chief Executive Officer, OYRTMA, Maj. Adekoya Adesagba (Rtd), the objective of the exercise is to ensure effective traffic management, timely clearance of obstructions, prompt rescue/emergency services on a 24-hour basis, and collaboration with other safety/security agencies in the state. 
 
He explained that the operation covers strategic routes such as the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway; Olodo-Monatan-Iwo Road Interchange, Mokola-Sango-UI Agbowo-Oojo, Agodi Gate-Oje-Bere-Molete-Challenge, KM 110-Apata-Omi Adio, Total Garden-Yemetu-Bere, Oja ba-Agbeni, Oke Ado-Oke Bola-Dugbe-Adamasingba-
Eleyele, Oyo, Ogbomosho and Saki among others, before, during, and after the Easter Celebrations.
 
The operation, which commenced on Wednesday, 27th March 2024, through Monday, 8th April 2024, involves the full deployment of OYRTMA operational resources from all the commands across the State.
 
He added the officers of the Oyo State Road Traffic Management Authority will be stationed at strategic beats and check points along major roads and intersections to monitor and address the excesses of recalcitrant motorists.
 
“This proactive approach, according to the Chairman, is necessary, due to the anticipated heavy flow of human and vehicular movement during the Easter Celebration, which may lead to traffic congestion, vehicle breakdowns, obstructions, and road traffic crashes.
 
“Motorists are therefore advised to avoid excessive speed, night travels, overloading, worn-out tires, and driving in prohibited directions (one-way), considering their associated risks”, the OYRTMA boss stated.
 
He disclosed that “commanders across board have been directed to ensure that OYRTMA operatives and Mayors maintain a presentable, civil, professional, fair, and firm demeanor in the discharge of their duties, prioritizing the safety of the general public, particularly the motoring public.”
 
While wishing Christian faithful a Happy Easter Celebrations, the traffic management authority boss urged all road users in the state to strictly adhere to traffic rules and regulations. 
 
The chairman warned that any vehicle found contravening traffic laws during the celebration period will face penalties (impoundment) and will not be released until the operation concludes on Monday, 8th April 2024.
 
The statement added that for emergency situations, the public can reach out to the following hotlines: 09128888878, 07040700594, or 07058890036 – Toll Free Line.

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