Ogun State Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps (TRACE) says it is facing an acute shortage of personnel, to effectively manage traffic in the state.
The traffic manager also complains that its patrol vehicles and other logistic equipment are grossly inadequate to address the challenges of growing urbanization of the state.
The TRACE Corps Commander, Seni Ogunyemi, raises the concern while receiving in his office in Abeokuta, members of the Transport Committee of the state House of Assembly, who are monitoring the implementation of the 2019 Budget.
Ogunyemi says that Trace requires additional 1,000 personnel to supplement its existing 760 officers, in order to cope with the rising challenges of managing traffic in the state.
He explains that the n333 million approved in the 2019 Budget for the Corps is inadequate to acquire the needed logistic equipment, which includes 60 patrol pick-up vans, 50 patrol cars, 25 heavy duty power bikes, with equipment for rescue operations.
Head of the House Committee, Daisi Elemide, promises that the Assembly will consider more votes for the Corps in the proposed 2020 Budget, while asking the Corps Commander to check the excesses of some of his officers.
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