Sunday, May 9

We Were Wrong — Makinde Accepts Court Ruling On Park Management

Oyo State Governor, Engr. Seyi Makinde says he was wrong to have appointed park managers since it is within the jurisdiction of local governments.

Makinde stated this during the quarterly media chat tagged “Meet the Governor” on Saturday.

He also ordered local government administrators in the state to take control of the running of motor parks, following the judgment of Oyo State High Court on Park Management System.

It was reported that the Oyo State High Court presided over by Hon. Justice M. A. Adegbola nullified the appointment of park managers in the state.

PMS was introduced by Governor Makinde -led administration following the proscription of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW).

Delivering judgement in the case filed by the chairman of the union, Alhaji Abideen Olajide Ejiogbe, Justice Adegbola had described the appointment of the park managers for collection of rates as illegal by the state government.

According to Makinde while responding to question on the contentious issue, he said, “we want to accept court judgement and we have directed local governments to take over their work. This is the first time killings did not happen during the handover of garage from one authority or administration to the other. We will continue to work in that line and ensure peace”.

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