OYRTMA, NGOs to install road signs, signals through Oyo –
The Oyo State Road Transport Management Authority (OYRTMA) is set to collaborate with some non-governmental organizations to install road signs at strategic points in the state.
OYRTMA Executive Chairman, Dr. Akin Fagbemi, said this is part of the Agency’s continued desire to contribute to the actualization of the four cardinal objectives of the current administration and to minimize incidents. road accidents in Oyo State.
He revealed it while hosting the leaders of Oyo Global Forum (OGF), an NGO responsible for fighting road accidents through effective traffic signs.
Dr. Fagbemi also reiterated the important roles of individuals, NGOs and businesses in ensuring effective management of trafficking in the state.
According to him, “In this century, the government is the people and if we are to overcome myriad societal inefficiencies, there is a critical need for partnerships like this, especially in these Ember months when so many sons and daughters of the State all over the world gather to enjoy the Christmas season with their families and friends, so it is imperative to mention Section 16 of the Road Traffic Management Authority Act 2009 Oyo State, as amended, which states in part that the Authority shall foster partnerships between government, local authorities, the private sector and civil society organizations to raise awareness for improved security road. .
The OYRTMA boss further said that the exercise will be carried out in several phases, with the first phase to be launched by the Oyo World Forum under the leadership of Olorunpoto Rahaman in Atiba Local Government Areas, of Afijio, Oyo East and Oyo West of the State.
Once completed, the exercise should help reduce traffic accidents caused by haphazard driving techniques due to the absence of signs and signals on some roads in the state. “It would further strengthen the actualization of the four cardinal objectives of the current administration under the leadership of His Excellency, Governor Seyi Makinde, namely improving the safety of life and property, a good and efficient education system, a good healthcare delivery system as well as improved economic gains,” Dr. Fagbemi said.