01 Nov 2019 Commercial Motorists in Ibadan Apologize For Attacking OYRTMA
….Pledge To Operate Within State Traffic Laws
Commercial Motorists plying Sango-Eleyele-Mokola axis as well as those on Sango-Ojoo axis area of Ibadan have promised to work in accordance with the State traffic laws, especially regarding indiscriminate parking along the road.
The motorists gave this assurance during a reconciliation visit to the office of the Oyo State Road Transport Management Agency (OYRTMA)’ office on Friday.
OYRTMA as an agency is saddled with the responsibility of enhancing free-flow of traffic within the State roads and also ensuring that citizens comply with the traffic laws of the State.
The Sango-Eleyele-Mokola and Sango-Ojoo axes have been recognized to be among the busiest and mostly plied routes within the Ibadan metropolis, making the volume of vehicular movements and business activities along these routes which caused indiscriminate parking of commercial cab operators popularly called ‘Micra’.
The leader of the motorists, Alhaji Ibrahim Adeyemo said the attitude of his co-drivers was truly condemnable, especially the encounter that led to an attack on the officers of OYRTMA recently, urging the Government to forgive the motorists while promising to work henceforth with the prescribed traffic laws of the State.
“We have come to apologize for the unruly behavior of some of our colleagues which led to an attack on the officials of OYRTMA, we realized that we will be the one at the receiving end if we decide to fight Government, especially on an issue that has to do with our wellbeing.
“We have assured the management of OYRTMA that henceforth, our members will adhere strictly to the regulations of the State traffic laws and support the administration of Governor Makinde to succeed.”
OYRTMA had visited the areas on several occasions to sensitize the drivers and traders to maintain orderliness and stay within their appropriate garage and trading zones which resorted to misunderstanding between the officials and the drivers.
The Executive Chairman, OYRTMA, Mogaji Dr Akin Fagbemi, while addressing the drivers during the visit maintained that OYRTMA was not a violent organisation and was not out for the discomfort of the people but rather working for the safety of lives and properties of road users within Oyo State.
Hon. Wasiu Olatunbosun, PhD.,
Min. of Information, Culture & Tourism,
Oyo State Government.