The Chairman, Ado-Odo/ Ota Local Government Council in Ogun, Mr Sheriff Musa, has called for greater collaboration between the council and security agencies to check street trading in Sango-Ota and its environs.
Musa made the call when Mr Akeem Ganiyu, the Commander, Federal Road Safety Corps, Sango-Ota Unit Command, paid him a courtesy visit in his office on Friday, in Ota, Ogun.
The council boss said it was essential for security agencies including the FRSC to partner with the council in establishing a joint taskforce to address the menace of street trading on the highways.
“We cannot continue to lose lives because of the nonchalant attitude of our people.
“Let us have a joint task force with the FRSC to stem the incessant activities of street trading in Sango-Ota and its environs, “Musa said.
The council chairman commended the FRSC for the effort it had been making to control gridlocks and reduce road traffic crashes in the state.
He reiterated the council’s commitment to support programmes initiated by the FRSC to ensure safety of lives and property in the area.
Earlier, the FRSC Commandant said that his visit was to officially welcome the new chairman on his assumption of office.
Ganiyu added that the visit was also to intimate the new administration on the activities of the FRSC in the unit and seek ways to work together.
He said that street trading on major roads in the environs had for long been a challenge hence the need for urgent measures to tackle the menace.