Prince Dapo Abiodun, Governor of Ogun State

Ogun closes 12 roads, begins COVID-19 lockdown

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As a measure towards enforcing full compliance with the COVID-19 lockdown directive of the Federal Government and Ogun State, authorities in the state have announced the restriction of vehicular movement on 12 major roads across the state.

Reports say the 12 routes along the Ogun traffic corridor for closure are: Lagos-Ibadan Expressway; Abeokuta-Ifo-Sango/Ota Expressway; Interchange-Sagamu-Ijebu/Ode-Benin/Ore Expressway; Abeokuta-Odeda-Ibadan Highway; Sango/Ota-Atan-Owode-Idiroko Highway and Atan-Lusada-Agbara-Badagry Highway.

Vehicular Traffic on Busy Lagos-Ibadan Expressway along Ogun State Corridor

Others are: Papalanto-Ilaro-Owode-Idiroko Highway; Ijebu/Ode-Itoikin-Agbowa-Ikorodu Highway; Sagamu-Ogijo-Ikorodu Highway; Abeokuta-Kobape-Siun-Interchange Expressway; Ijebu/Ife-Ilese-Ijebu/Ode-Oru-Ibadan Highway and Rounder/Abeokuta-Olorunda-Ayetoro-Imeko-Ilara Border.

It was learnt that the Ogun State Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps (TRACE), the Vehicle Inspection Service, (VIS) and Ogun State Command and So-Safe Corps had collaborated in a strategic enforcement plan, through joint patrol operations at all borderlines with neighbouring states and Republic of Benin.

The plan “is to ensure that the directives of government on measures to combat the COVID-19 Pandemic, especially as it relates to human and vehicular movement is enforced,” a source said.

In a release by Michael Ajayi, TRACE Corps Director, Traffic Planning Research and Statistics, the Corps Commander/CE, ‘Seni Ogunyemi; the Chief Vehicle Inspection Service Officer, Ogun State, Cdr. Adegboyega Ademehin and Cdr. Soji Ganzalo of the So-Safe Corps, at a meeting held in Abeokuta, Friday, April 3 agreed on the need for the three Services to cooperate and work together to guarantee that instructions regulating the stay-at-home order are complied with.

In the statement, Ajayi said all Divisional Commanders of TRACE Corps, VIS and So-Safe Corps should begin full scale enforcement of the strategic plan on the 12 major routes, as well as other borderlines from 11p.m. Friday.[do_widget id=heateor_sss_sharing-2]