By Kolawole Olayinka, Abeokuta
The Ogun Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps(TRACE) has charged officials to render friendly assistance to motorists in order to reduce stress that may be confronting them on the highway.
Commander Seni Ogunyemi, the Corps Commander of TRACE, made the charge in Abeokuta during and interview with Western Post in Abeokuta.
Ogunyemi stressed the need for such assistance, following the ugly incident that occurred at the agency’s headquarters in Abeokuta, where a man committed suicide, by taking sniper due to his inability to pay N215,000 statutory fine.
The TRACE boss said that officials should be on duty for 24 hours, especially at blackspots and respond quickly to emergency situations from motorists.
He urged officials of the agency to promptly assist motorists to convenient locations in the case of a vehicle breakdown.
Ogunyemi said vehicles having mechanical faults, fuel issues, in need of direction and other complaints should be assisted in every possible way.
He also said: “The motoring public can always come to the TRACE headquarters to seek redress when dissatisfied with any treatment meted against them in any of our command centers”.