The Kwara State Road Traffic Management Authority (KWARTMA) as part of activities towards the celebration of this year’s Eid-L-Kabir has deployed not less than 170 personnel which comprises of Officers and Men for hitch free movement of people and goods within the State.
The Chief Executive Officer of the Authority, Alh. Yekeen ‘Tunde Bello, while briefing news men in his office today Friday 24 July, 2020 stated that 50 personnel were to be on regular patrol within the metropolis and 90 personnel are to man different chock points (Traffic Bottleneck Areas). He said other officers were deployed to different highways to forestall any form of accidents and emergencies.
He explained that Roads like; Eyenkorin – Olooru – Bode-Saadu – Jebba, Ogbomoso – Otte – Airport, Zango – Oke-Ose – Oke-oyi and Ganmo – Amoyo – Ajase-Ipo highways would all be put under regular surveillance by KWARTMA to ensure safety of those traveling to and from the Kwara State Capital minding the increase in the volume of traffic during the period of celebration.
Alhaji Bello charged road users to be safety conscious before, during and after the celebration by obeying all traffic rules and regulations, avoid excess speed, be patient on the road always and also to obey all government directives on COVID-19 pandemic by avoiding overloading of passengers on commuter buses, avoiding crowded places and ensure the use of face mask at all time. He also warned garage operators and traders to desist from using the road to carry out their activities as this would attract severe sanctions to any one arrested disobeying this order.
While urging transport operators and travelers to avoid night travels, he pledged the Authority’s continuous selfless service to the people of the state in line with Governor Abdulrahaman Abdulrasaq’s vision for a new Kwara.