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BRIEF ON THE AGENCY

Ogun State Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps (TRACE) is a paramilitary outfit of the State Government established with an enabling Law of March 9th, 2005 as amended 25th September, 2007 and placed under the Public Order and Safety Sector alongside with Judicial Commission and Ministry of Justice. The outfit is a social service rendering agency of the state apparatus

The Corps has a distinct approved Scheme of Service for various Officers and Men cadre in line with other to all the road users for better service delivery.Paramilitary Outfits in Nigeria and recognized as part of the State Service Chiefs team for safety and security; particularly in Ogun State and Nigeria in general.

TRACE was established to provide the three levels of Road Safety Management System to the citizenry of the state. The three (3) levels are;

  1. Institutional Management (over-arching functions, coordination, monitoring and evaluation, research, development and knowledge transfer, etc.).
  2. Interventions (management of road traffic network, safe entry and exit of vehicles and users within the road network, prevention and recovery of crashes).
  • Results (long term, intermediate and short term outcomes).

However, the Corps started her traffic operations with compliance & subtle enforcement in November 2005 with Abeokuta zonal command, Ota zonal command and the State Headquarters in Abeokuta. TRACE began full Traffic Enforcement in June, 2006 and has since expanded its operational activities to wider parts of the State with additional 24 operational commands.

ADDRESS:
OGBC COMPLEX, IBARA HOUSING ESTATE, ABEOKUTA

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POLITICAL HEAD
( Vacant )

ADMINISTRATIVE HEAD

CDR’ ABDULFATAI OLASENI OGUNYEMI

 

Departments

  1. Department of Planning, Research & Statistics
  2. Department of Urban Electrification
  3. Department of Rural Electrification
  4. Department of Electrical Extension Services
  5. Department of Administration & Supplies
  6. Department of Finance & Accounts

Vision

To protect and enhance the safety of all road users through organized public education, enlightenment programme, compliance and enforcement. To enhance the Road Traffic flow system in the continuous transformation process of Ogun-State for investment drive. To rejuvenate the Corps through sustainable capacity building for professional practices in modern road traffic management.

Mission

To ensure quality Service delivery to all motoring public as well as complement the efforts of other Traffic Managers in the State through systemic synergy. To ensure a commensurable reduction in road traffic accidents/crashes so as to attain the United Nations Decade of Action for Road Safety (2011-2020) platform. To inject order and control mechanism into the road traffic system within the State through best practices. To perform such other regulatory functions as may be duly assigned by the State Government within the law that set it up.

Core Values

  • Professionalism
  • Discipline
  • Honesty
  • Loyalty
  • Team work
  • Zero tolerance for extortion, bribery and corruption.

Directorate of Traffic Operations

Director:

Commander Bamidele-SaseyiOlusola

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Duties

  • To provide traffic management services in solving the envisaged transport problems attendant with investment drive.
  • To checkmate and control road traffic spillover effect of neighbouring states.
  • To effectively manage the heavy traffic flow on the extensive Ogun State corridor on Lagos, North and East bound Expressway linkage.
  • To ensure free flow of road traffic at all times
  • To render timely accident rescue services.
  • To facilitate, oversee and control the parking of motor vehicles within Ogun State geographical boundaries.
  • To deter and apprehend road traffic Violators/Offenders
  • To respond rapidly to traffic congestion and delays in public highways
  • To ensure orderliness and the culture of responsible driving by the motoring public

Directorate of Training and Public Education.

Director:

Commander Bamidele-Saseyi Olusola

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DUTIES

  • Designing pattern frequency and modes of parades, games and sporting activities of the corps.
  • Coordinating training, re-training and rehearsals in foot drills self-defense technique and all sporting activities including managing various sporting teams of the corps.
  • Designing, seeking and coordinating intellectual training and re-training for the corps.
  • Coordinating relevant international trainings of the corps.
  • Designing, organising and coordinating in-house seminar/workshop and local training programme.
  • Designing and coordinating induction courses.
  • Designing curriculum, coordinating activities and supervising drivers training and re-training.
  • Training and re-training of drivers in the act of safe driving and safety precautions.
  • Examining offenders (drivers/riders) to determine his/her deficiencies before counseling or re-training programme.
  • Designing behavioral remodification programme for traffic offenders.
  • Coordinating public Education rallies, seminars and workshop for the public
  • Coordinating activities of TRACE clubs in schools in the state and organize annual club programme
  • Designing, printing and executing media programmes of the corps i.e. postal, handbills, billboards etc.
  • Designing of training and re-training programmes of the voluntary arms of the corps.
  • Coordinating and organising social activities of the corps including band, mess etc.
  • Preparing driver and Rider improvement licenses
  • Ensuring indoctrination of personnel on the Corps philosophy and practices.
  • Responsible for physical training Developing sporting activities.
  • Maintaining a Record of Training Opportunities relevant to the discipline of the Corps personnel and recommended staff as may be considered.

Directorate of Traffic Planning, Research and Statistics.

Director:

Commander Michael Babatunde Ajayi

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Duties

  • To develop Long/Medium and short term Plans and Annual Budgets for the Efficient Performance of the Corps, vis-à-vis tracking of Budget performance.
  • To monitor activities in respects of set targets of the Corps and carry out effective monitoring and evaluation/appraisal of projects as at when due.
  • To prepare quarterly and yearly reports of the Corp’s programmes and projects.
  • To produce and coordinate data requirements in respect of the Corps’ Technical Aids/External Assistance.
  • Impact assessment of projects/programmes of the Corps using the relevant indicators.
  • To research into areas of interest of the Corps with the aim of building a viable Data Bank for reference purposes.
  • To provide Library Services.
  • To collect, collate, analyse, interprete and publish information for policy making.
  • To create and maintain a database of suppliers and contractors of the Corps’ requirement.
  • To serve as secretariat of the Corps’ Tenders Board.
  • To publish monthly, quarterly and annual reports of the Corps.
  • To establish and maintain the Corps Electronic Database.
  • To computerize the activities of the Corps for an efficient Management Information System.
  • To collect user requirements and initiate ideas for software development.
  • To recommend Information System gadgets and services.
  • To sell Statistical Publications.

Directorate of Administration and Supplies.

Director:

Mr. Dada Taiwo

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Functions

  • Construction of new transmission line on Independent Power Plant (I. P. P).
  • Maintenance services on the Mini Power transmission lines.
  • Seeking approval for all the Electrical installation to be carried out of IBEDC network and liaising with NEMSA for proper connection on the National Grid.
  • Liaising with all Independent Power Plant (I. P. P) investors on the way forward for usage of energy use in Ogun State.
  • Involvement in all Electrical projects to be carried out by the State
  • Installation and maintenance of Transformations on the I.P.P Transmission Lines.
  • Liaising with all State Government MDA’s on Electrical Services Extension.
  • Maintenance of Electrical Service in Government Building and structures.
  • Operation and Maintenance of standby Generator set in all MDA’s.
  • Maintenance of Household Electrical/Electronics and R&A equipment in Government Building and structures.

DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATION & SUPPLIES

Director:

Miss O. T. Adeyemi

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Duties

  • To handle the establishment matters of all officers and men
  • To keep staff records
  • To handle disciplinary matters concerning the operatives
  • To recruit and promote officers
  • To handle pension matters
  • To handle the general office administration of the corps
  • To handle staff welfare matters.
  • To prepare minutes of meetings.

Directorate of Finance and Accounts.

Director:

Mr. Sanusi Hakeem

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Duties

    • To prepare and maintain the following books of accounts:

    Main Accounts, Other Charges, Cash Office, Payroll, Salary and Wages, Final Accounts, Insurance, Bank Reconciliation, Collection of Revenue, Financial Analysis.

Current Programmes

    • Institutionalizing TRACE Safety club in all Schools and NYSC programmes of Ogun State
    • Sponsorship drives for TRACE Safety clubs in Schools (i.e. Catch-them-young syndrome)
    • Intensify public enlightenment campaign enlightenement efforts on Ember months safety for compliance to road usage culture (Rules and regulations.)
    • Institutionalizing Community Based Traffic Management Schemes in all nooks and crannies (CBTM) of the State using the platform of the Obas’ forum.
    • Extensive training and retraining programmes for corporate, commercial and Government drivers for safety on the road within Ogun state corridors.
    • Recertification of Drivers license and state owned Riders’ permit for drivers and riders plying all roads in Ogun state.

THE CORPS INSTITUTIONAL STRUCTURE.

    • The Corps Commander/Chief Executive is in charge of general operational order and command that represent the policy vision of the state governor in his rebuilding mission for efficient and effective service delivery to the good people of Ogun State.

      TRACE in achieving results carried out her activities presently through five (5) Directorates and six (6) units that includes Directorate of Traffic Operations(26 Divisional Commands), Directorate of Traffic Planning Research and Statistics, Directorate of Traffic Training and Public Education, Directorate of Administration & Supply, Directorate ofFinance and Account Department, Legal Advisory Unit, Provost and Ceremonial Services Unit, Surveillance Unit, Confidential Secretary Unit and Stock & Materials Unit.

SUMMARY OF KEY ACHIEVEMENTS IN THE CORPS(2011-2019)

  • Institutionalized TRACE ½ hour educative programme @ OGTV every Wednesday at 11am & Yoruba programme @ Family FM every Friday by 3pm.
  • Response to emergency calls/Rescue of crash victims (4,607 emergency calls attended to, while 21,398 people were rescued unhurt)
  • Drastic Reduction in Road Traffic Crashes.
  • Apprehension of 18,800 Traffic Offenders
  • Clearing of 57,608 obstructions (clearing of accident debris, towing of vehicles, etc)
  • Public Enlightenment both on print and electronic media.
  • Events management (Traffic control, Parking management, crowd control and orderliness at social, religious, educational and all official and private functions)
  • Traffic control
  • Drivers’ Training (10,774 Drivers trained.)
  • Road Traffic Research
  • Commissioning of new TRACE Corps logo.
  • Establishment of an On-line Platform to report operational duties
  • Harmonization of TRACE ranking structure in line with other paramilitary outfits.
  • Institutionalizing yearly TRACE Corps Commanders Conference for senior officers for human capital development in Road Traffic Management.
  • Promoting TRACE Corps Musical Band and Sporting Activities.
  • Counseling of offenders (29,853 offenders counseled)
  • Establishment of additional Divisional TRACE Commands at Agbara, Atan, Mile 2/Rounder Ayetoro, Ikenne, Oke-Odan, Ogbere, Ogijo, Ijebu-Igbo, Ijako and Odeda
  • Secured 2 plots of land for Ifo/Ewekoro Divisional TRACE Command permanent site
  • Purchase of 8 Patrol Cars on Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) with communication gadgets for Operational activities
  • Atan/Ota Community donated a plot of Land to TRACE Corps to build her office on.
  • Construction of new office building for Ifo/Ewekoro Divisional TRACE Command
  • Secured 2” Hectares of land from the State Government for TRACE Corps Headquarters permanent site along Abeokuta – Sagamu Road.
  • Letter of commendation from His Excellency, Senator Ibikunle Amosun, CON, FCA, he Executive Governor of Ogun State and other stakeholders for ensuring safety on our roads.
  • Publishing of Educative materials highlighting TRACE activities and capacity launched.
  • Strengthening the existing TRACE Corps modus operandi for rejuvenation and total professionalism among the operatives for command and control
  • Restructuring of TRACE Commands/Units
  • Arrangement to institutionalize TRACE Academy or Institute of Road Traffic Management in conjunction with Olabisi Onabanjo University (OOU), Ago-Iwoye, Ogun State.
  • Establishment of Community Based Traffic Management Scheme to enlist public participation in safety matters.
  • Enhanced daily traffic situation reports on print and electronic media for public usage information within Ogun State corridor.
  • Effective and efficient handling of all State assigned programmes.
  • Calling prompt attention of the State Government on the dilapidated/failed road portions e.g. Sango-Ota, Ogijo, Lagos/Ibadan Expressway among others.
  • Institutionalizing Road Transportation Stakeholders Quarterly Meeting and constant collaborative efforts with sister paramilitary agencies in Nigeria
  • 24-hour operational activities across nooks and crannies of the State with the introduction of TRACE Special Ops Force Unit.
  • Clearing of stalls of Traders placed on the major roads such as median, walkway and main road respectively, within Ogun State corridors.
  • Initiating PPP programmes to boost the state IGR
  • Improved access to Commerce and Industry for investment destination of choice
  • Increased Public Safety Consciousness and behavioral pattern of the road users to total compliance of road ethics.
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