By Timothy Agbor, Osogbo
Osun State Governor, Ademola Adeleke, yesterday, announced a new transport management system for Osun State with triple objectives of securing the motor parks, creating thousands of jobs and increasing the state’s internally-generated revenue.
In a statement by Spokesperson to the Governor, Olawale Rasheed, Adeleke described the new transport management model as “a fulfilment of his earlier promise to sanitise the current park system and ensure commuters enjoy a new lease of safe and secured transportation.”
The governor, who reiterated the need to overhaul the state transport system, said the approved new structure had a supervisory disciplinary committee to supervise all the activities of the two sectors in the transport system, namely Vehicles and Cycles.
The transport disciplinary committee has 11 team members, including representative of Commissioner for Works and Transport, Office of Transportation; representative of Commissioner for Finance; representative of Consultant; representative of OIRS; Fakorede Rauf; Jola Akintola; Olusola Adedokun; Rev. Olaleye Edward Onipede; Bamidele Isiaka; Oyeyemi Dauda Olamilekan and Animashaun Adeshina Taofeek.
“The disciplinary committee will swear in Wakeel Nurudeen Oluronbi for the vehicle sector of the transport system and Oyeniyi Sikiru Ayobami to head the cycles sector.
“It is a one-ticketing system approach across the state and it will create thousands of temporary jobs in Osun State. The new policy will boost revenue generating capacity and help improve economy.
“In addition, the new system will eradicate insecurity, destruction of property and killings experienced by commuters when rival union groups attack each other. Moving forward, nobody should be caught fighting or causing any kind of unrest in the parks or roads.
“Elchanan Projects and Concepts Limited is the consultant that will supervise the overall implementation of the transport sector reform,” the statement stated.
Source: The Guardian