‘EDP ’ll ease Akure traffic congestion’

‘EDP ’ll ease Akure traffic congestion’

By Femi Atolagbe
In a bid to ensure free flow of traffic on Ondo State township roads, the state government will begin the enforcement of the existing traffic laws to end indiscriminate parking and taking over of government car parks from usurpers.

To this end, the Ministry of Transport has gone into partnership with Ondo Investment Fund to kickstart a program tagged “EASY DRIVE PROJECT”(EDP) in the state capital.

Special Adviser to the Governor on Transport, Mr Tobi Ogunleye while addressing newsmen in Akure, pointed out that some individuals have taken over the car parks and turned it to mechanic workshops, while some people display different kinds of wares on the government car parks.

Ogunleye frowned at the way people disobey traffic laws in the state  by parking indiscriminately saying there is no going back on enforcing the law because government is ready to take possession of its property and use it for the purpose it was meant for.

He affirmed the readiness of the government  to embark on aggressive road marking and give all the car parks a new look to make it available for the use of the people, saying  they will be paying a reasonable amount of money for maintenance.

The Special Adviser emphasised the commitment of  government to make life bearable for people by regulating the movement of vehicles in the State in a systematic manner which would  bring good development and economic value to the people.

He stressed further that some of the unemployed youths will also be engaged to join  the Sunshine Traffic Control (STC).

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The Manager of the partnering company, Mr Jimmy Dabo said his company is in partnership with the Ministry of Transport to give the parks a new look .

He said the “EASY DRIVE PROJECT” initiative will ensure free flow of traffic within the Akure metropolis, whereby the unnecessary traffic congestion and indiscriminate parking in the state capital will  become things of the past.

‘EDP ’ll ease Akure traffic congestion’

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