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News - South West - Oyo Updated: April 17, 2024

Oyo Lawmakers tasks Makinde on traffic regulation mechanism, enforcement

By Kehinde Ayanboade
April 17, 2024
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The Oyo State House of Assembly has on Tuesday call on the Executive Arm of Government to erect traffic signs and symbols at major and inner roads across the State in order to provide necessary information to road users and prevent them from law enforcement agencies extortion and embarrassment.

The House made this plea in a motion sponsored by the lawmaker representing Akinyele 1, Hon. Monsuru Abiola and seconded by Hon. Daud Olalere of Ibadan North West State Constituencies during plenary session at the hallowed chamber on Tuesday.

While presenting the motion during the plenary presided over by the Speaker, Rt. Hon. Adebo Ogundoyin, the lawmaker observed that the provision of adequate information through road signs and symbols on major roads across the State will go along way in curtailing the rate of ignorance about traffic rules and regulations that guide driving and other activities on the major roads.

“Road users especially private and commercial drivers is usually about non observance of the traffic rules and regulations coupled with non – strict enforcement by traffic regulatory Agency of Government. Although some drivers at times do not understand some of the traffic signs and symbols which were part of the prerequisite for obtaining driver’s license in the olden days.”

He noted that there is the need for Government to ensure strict enforcement and compliance so as to curb the nonchalant attitude of road users.

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“Government has major role to play in this regard in term of strengthening enforcement strategies on traffic regulations mechanism.”

“Government needs to holistically address the issue of traffic symbols to be put on major roads and inner roads within the State especially in Ibadan, the State capital.” He stated.

Hon. Abiola added that with the unprecedented achievements recorded on road Construction, Reconstruction and Rehabilitation under Omituntun 1.0 and 2.0 by the State Government in bridging infrastructure gaps in the State, it is expedient to complement the laudable effort and guide the roads properly.

“It is expedient to complement his efforts by providing necessary traffic signs and symbols on these roads through the relevant Government Agencies for maximum enjoyment and benefit of the roads users.” Hon. Abiola added.

The Lawmakers however enjoined the State Road Traffic Management Authority ( OYRTMA ) to strengthen its enforcement mechanism toward apprehending road users and drivers that fail to observe and follow Traffic signs and symbols in the State.

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