The Ogun State Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps, says it has deployed 150 operatives to control strategic locations in the state ahead of the Redeemed Christian Church of God Annual Convention on Aug. 7.
The Public Relation officer of TRACE, Mr Babatunde Akinbiyi, said this in a statement on Saturday in Ota, Ogun.
According to him, the Mountain of Fire and Miracles Minsteries programme will also start on Aug. 13.
Akinbiyi said that the 150 operatives would be deployed along the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, Sagamu-Ijebu-Ode Expressway and the Ijebu-Ode-Ore Expressway to ease the free flow of traffic.
He said that the full strength of the Corps’ Akute, Sagamu, Mowe-Ibafo, Ogere, Ikenne and Ogbere Divisional Commands would be available during and after the one-week long programme.
“We envisage a high volume of human and vehicular traffic, breakdown of ill-maintained vehicles, obstruction and reckless driving by overbearing drivers along the expressway.
“Nevertheless, the corps is prepared to meet the challenge these religious activities may likely pose toward effective traffic control and for the safety of road users,’’ he said.
“The Corps, however, wishes all worshippers a rewarding and fruitful religious exercise during the programme.
“We also enjoin all motorists plying the axis to be safety conscious and avoid driving in a direction prohibited by traffic law.
“Give consideration to other road users and ensure strict compliance to traffic rules and regulations in the interest of all,’’ he said.
Akinbiyi said that for free back calls and in case of emergency, motorists plying the roads should call the following hotlines: 0810 179 2333, 0803 363 2252 and 0803 464 7750.