The Governor of Oyo State, His Excellency, Governor Seyi Makinde, has on Monday 17th of February 2020 inaugurated the state Park Management System which would be replacing the NURTW Unions that collect revenue on behalf of the government.
Speaking at the Park Management System inauguration, the Governor said he hopes other states in the country would follow in the footsteps of the Pace Setter State in inculcating something similar.
“Park Management System begins operation first in the Pace Setter State as we hope this will be a pathfinder for transports system reform in the State and beyond,” Seyi Makinde said at the inauguration.
NURTW Remains Proscribed…
The Oyo State Government further clarified that the activities of NURTW will remain proscribed in Oyo State.
“It is important to note that this initiative is in line with Gov. Seyi Makinde’s plan to boost the State IGR as State money will no longer go into private purses & desperate transporters accounts. Also Gov. Seyi Makinde led admin. maintained NURTW remains proscribed in the State.”
Recall that Oyo State Government has insisted that the ban placed on the activities of the NURTW will remain in place.
The Governor said the purpose of the Park Management System is to enable the government to deliver on its mandate to the people.
“If we are not able to deliver to the people of Oyo State, then we don’t have any business coming back to them to say “please we want to continue.” the governor said.
“The mandate that we have right now, we want to deliver on it,” said Governor Seyi Makinde.
Auxiliary, an ex-con takes reins of Oyo transport…
Meanwhile, one of the former members of the NURTW named Mukaila Auxiliary, infamous for violence during the era of the PDP administration of Ladoja and Alao Akale has also been brought back into the system by Governor Seyi Makinde.
This is has brought about fear and protest among the residents of the state. As of the time of filing this report, violence and riot have erupted in several hot-zones in Oyo State.
Eye-witness reports from residents as shared below show mammoth crowd flooding into roads in Iwo Road and other areas in protest.