Commissioner for Transportation, Engr. Gbenga Dairo, in a statement issued in Abeokuta, said the investigation would assist in unraveling the circumstances that led to the unfortunate incident, revealing that members of the affected TRACE Patrol Team were already being subjected to administrative trial.
“The State government remains committed to ensuring safety of lives and property of residents and visitors in the State, in all locations they found themselves, including, the roads. To this end, the State continually initiates policies and programmes to exhibit this commitment, one of which is setting up of a task force to ensure all containers are properly latched and violators are appropriately sanctioned”, Dairo explained.
While commiserating with the family of the deceased, Engr. Dairo assured that government would leave ‘no strength nor effort’ at avoiding a recurrence of such incident in the State, stressing that destruction of public utilities as a way of protest was of no good to anyone, as he condemned the wanton destruction of government facilities at the TRACE office in Ibara, which, according to him, was put in place with tax payers’s money.
He enjoined Trade Unions to desist from taking laws into their hands, under any guise, saying they should rather, explore laid down legal avenues of registering grievances towards development.
Meanwhile, the State Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Agency (TRACE) has charged truck owners, operating within the State to number their fleet of trucks for easy identification and apprehension when traffic laws are violated.
Speaking in Abeokuta, the TRACE Corp Commanded and Chief Executive Officer, Commander Olaseni Ogunyemi said, “TRACE would continue to carry its legitimate duties and responsibilities by being civil, humane and professional, while ensuring safety of lives and property across the State traffic corridor’’.
He advised motorists to abide by the law of the State, as any offender caught would be made to face the full wrath of the law.