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TRACE Commander raises alarm over shortage of personnel

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…proposes 11m on vehicle maintenance

Efosa Taiwo & Oluwatobi Odeyinka

The Commander, Ogun State Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps (TRACE), Seni Ogunyemi has raised the alarm over  the shortage of personnel in the agency, pleading  the state government to improve  its workforce for better performance.

Ogunyemi made this known while defending the agency’s 2018 budget proposal before the committee on Finance and Appropriation at the State House of Assembly on Tuesday.

He said, “We are just 525 working in TRACE across the state and we believe that, that is too small for us to do the entire job.

“We have appealed to the government to increase our workforce, which I believe it has made the provision for it in the 2018 budget proposal.”

Meanwhile, Ogunyemi presented an estimate of N600m before the committee for the 2018 fiscal year.

Ogunyemi, in his explanatory note divulged that the agency intends to spend N11m on maintenance of motor vehicles; N4.5m on local transport; and N7.5m on Uniform and Clothing.

It was gathered that the N11m allocated for vehicle maintenance would be used in servicing and maintenance of 24 operational vehicles, eight tow-trucks, ten motorcycles and six administrative cars.

The agency would also spend N89,999 on air conditioners; N88,999 on television; and N33,000 on refrigerator.

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