Oyo State State Road Transport Management Agency (OYRTMA), on Tuesday announced that officers of the agency will begin to work at nights in order to maintain free flow of traffic.
Dr. Akin Fagbemi, who is the head of the agency said the decision was taken because movement of people and vehicles from neighbouring states of Lagos, Ogun and Osun into the state, especially the state capital, Ibadan,
was having multiple effect on the roads and services that “hitherto 1.5 million vehicles were enjoying.”
His words: “The conducive environment created for both business and residential purposes by the present administration, under Governor Seyi Makinde has triggered an exodus of thousands of people and vehicles from our neighboring States of Lagos, Ogun and Osun, this has significantly added to the over 1.5million vehicles plying the available roads in the state thus forcing immense pressure on traffic flow to extend to late nights in certain parts of the state particularly in Ibadan, the state capital.
“As a responsive Agency of government, the onus is squarely on us to ensure orderliness and enforce compliance to the state traffic and safety rules and regulations.
“Additionally, based on popular demand of citizens of the state to have our men and officers at certain strategic locations, management has approved with immediate effect, deployment of OYRTMA operatives to man various strategic spots at night in a bid to ensuring free flow of traffic across Oyo State.”
Fagbemi reaffirmed the will and dedication of the agency to do all within its power to ensure free human and vehicular movement across the state irrespective of the volume of vehicles plying the roads.