150 Traffic Personnel Storm RCCG Congress
It is that time of the year again and all roads lead to the Redemption Camp of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) for their annual congress.
Asides the blessing that worshippers would be expecting to receive, the result of the event is the heavy traffic on Lagos-Ibadan expressway.
But the Ogun Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps (TRACE), says it has it all covered with the deployment of 150 operatives to monitor and control traffic during the week-long event.
Mr Babatunde Akinbiyi, the spokesman for TRACE, disclosed this in a statement on Monday.
This year’s edition, which began on Monday, will run till Saturday.
Akinbiyi said that the full strength of its Akute, Sagamu, Mowe-Ibafo, Ijebu-Ode, Ogere, Ikenne and Ogbere Divisional Commands would man strategic beats and choke points along specific locations in the state.
Akinbiyi listed the locations to include the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, Sagamu-Ijebu-Ode Expressway and the Ijebu-Ode-Ore/Benin Expressway.
According to him, the Corps envisaged a high volume of human and vehicular traffic, and possible breakdown of some vehicles along these routes.
“The Corps is prepared to meet the challenge the Congress may likely pose towards effective traffic control," he said.
While wishing worshippers a rewarding and fruitful Congress, he enjoined all motorists plying the axis to be safety conscious and avoid violating the traffic law.
"Give consideration to other road users and ensure strict compliance to traffic rules and regulations, for safety of lives and property," he said.