The Corps Commander/Chief Executive Officer, Ogun State Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps (TRACE), Commander ‘Seni Ogunyemi has called on relevant stakeholders to organise more enlightenment programmes for the public, on road safety rules, to complement document efforts in the sector.
Ogunyemi who gave this charge while receiving the newly inaugurated conference of Ogun State Musicians (COSMUS), led by its president, Comrade Segun Sowunmi, during a courtesy visit to his office in Abeokuta , described music as a vital tool of livelihood, saying, the organisation have significant role to play, in disabusing the minds of road users against traffic offences.
The TRACE Boss, represented by his deputy, Commander Olusola Bamidele. said musicians in the past have used the genre to enlighten and educate members of the public on salient social issues and ills, in a bid to correct them, noting that such could still be harnessed by the present musicians, towards instilling sanity in the motoring public, thereby promoting road safety.
The Commander Submitted that the likes of Chief Ebenezer Obey- Fabiyi, Apala maestro, Chief Ayinla Omowura and Chief Hubert Ogunde had used their songs to warned motorists plying the roads to be conscious of other road users.
“We are traffic managers and professionals in TRACE. For every accident in Ogun, there is always an explanation. We want to take it to a level that accident would be reduced to the barest minimum in the State. As a music enthusiast, I want to challenge you to fill the vacuum left by our music legends, to help re-orientate the public, not only on challenges like rape, kidnapping and many others affecting the society but also on issues affecting traffic in our State”, Ogunyemi said.
In his response, president of the Conference, Comrade Sowunmi appreciated the Corps for their selfless services in the State, particularly on prompt response to accidents, promising that COSMUS would yield to all that was said by the Commandant.