Ogun State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun has tasked the newly inaugurated Chairmen of Parks Management Services Limited (PAMS) and Tricycle Owners and Riders Association of Nigeria (TORAN), to ensure optimal service delivery in the administration of parks, to further move the transportation sector forward.
The State Governor, represented by the General Manager Parks and Garages Development Agency (PAGADA), Prince Sesan Asenuga said this during the swearing-in of Chairmen of Parks Management Services Limited (PAMS), Alhaji Akeem Bodunrin and Tricycle Owners and Riders Association of Nigeria (TORAN), Prince Abdulwaasi Agunbiade.
Prince Abiodun charged the Chairmen to ensure absolute professionalism and cooperation with the government, in the course of discharging their duties.
‘’Transportation business is a vital organ which cannot be handled with levity. It is therefore expedient that you discharge your duties professionally. I am sure that these are competent hands who have all it takes to move the transport sector forward and to contribute to the actualisation of ‘Building our Future Together’ agenda’’, the Governor stated.
In his goodwill message, the State Commissioner of Police, Edward Ajogun, represented by Assistant Commissioner of Police, Muyideen Obey appreciated the conduct of the Union during the EndSARS protests, advising them to be good ambassadors.
He emphasised the need for community policing as a machinery to complement the work of existing security outfits.
Responding, the Chairman, PAM, Alhaji Akeem Bodunrin urged residents of the State to disregard rumor of possible outbreak of violence across parks, as no member of the transport union was contemplating such action, that could undermine the existing peace in the State.
Bodunrin lauded the State government for the timely intervention and peaceful resolution of the crises that rocked the Union in the past, pledging that the Prince Dapo Abiodun led administration would continue to enjoy the support of his members in creating harmonious relationship.
Also speaking, his counterpart in TORAN, Prince Abdulwaasi Agunbiade assured that his association would not engage in any act capable of disrupting the peace currently being experienced in the State, adding that members whose jobs were affected during the COVID-19 lockdown, would be reabsorbed, while a loan scheme would be made available for members to improve their standard of living.
Press Officer, PAGADA