The Executive Governor of Oyo State, His Excellency, Engr. Oluseyi Abiodun Makinde has on Friday approved a 250-truck capacity parking space to aide the operations of the Oyo State Road Transport Management Agency (OYRTMA) in its effort to ensure free flow of human and vehicular movements by sanitizing all roads within the State.
This was disclosed by Mogaji (Dr.) Akin Fagbemi, OYRTMA Executive Chairman during yesterday’s monthly environmental sanitation during which men and officers of the Agency visited the popular Ibadan toll gate usually characterized by haphazard parking of heavy duty trailers.
The Governor’s approval, Dr. Fagbemi narrated, is in a bid to enthrone sanity and discourage disorderly and dangerous parking habit rampant at the toll gate and other road corridors across the State.
Addressing the Chairman and members of NUPENG and other heavy duty vehicle operators at the Toll Gate, Dr. Fagbemi further expressed the will of Engr. Seyi Makinde led administration to have safe highways across the State.
In his words, The Executive Chairman said, “Vigilance of everyone is safety for all, negligence of anyone is danger for all. It is in his quest to ensuring an extremely safe highway for the good people of Oyo State and its environs that Engr. Oluseyi Abiodun Makinde recently approved a 250 capacity heavy and light duty vehicle park as our main Operations Center at Sanyo, Ibadan. This facility which has been abandoned for over eight years by past administrations can conveniently accommodate about 250 trailers and other small sized vehicles. If used to optimum capacity, this would significantly reduce the huge trailers traffic on our highway, ease traffic congestion and provide safety for the vehicles. The ripple effect of this is that it would enhance economic activities, encourage foreign and local investors as well as boost the overall economy of the State”.
Dr. Fagbemi further expressed immense appreciation to the Executive Governor, Engr. Seyi Makinde for granting the approval of the facility which shall function as the main operations center of the Agency.
In same vein, he assured all relevant stakeholders in the State that the Agency is assiduously working round-the-clock to secure befitting parks at strategic areas within the State.